The weather conditions have been quite changeable over the last few weeks. We had a group of divers from the UK arrive last Sunday and the weather had just cleared up. We had four or five days of good conditions and we just squeezed in a Sail Rock Trip and South West – where we saw a whaleshark since then,Thursday, its rained heavily, off and on, but at around 9pm last night the rain poured down and hasn’t really stopped since, 24hours later!
Wilco made it out this morning (Mon 28th)on the pretense of going for food ( which we and our neighbour did need) but really he couldn’t wait to get out and have a look. It’s not nice out there…..
Georgie, our dog, went with him so far but she lost her footing and came back to the balcony looking dejected and bedraggled. Our cats have periodically displayed ‘children-in-a-caravan-in-wet- weather-like behavior.
We live at the top of the hill in Sairee so we are used to the hill down turning into a river but we’ve never seen it like this – even in monsoon. At 10am the top of our road was ankle deep and moving fast.
The bottom of the hill where the concrete ends had dropped away half a meter. The next bit is made of sand and now is fast moving river rapid. The rain has caused deep gullys. The sand around 2 huge boulders has eroded leaving another half meter drop. The corner of the road was not in too good a state after monsoon and then the recent rain but it has totally dropped away causing another drop but this time of 1.5 meters.
After the corner, you can see where the road used to turn left – that grey block around 2m up on the left. Look closely and you can see the house with the blue roof behind the wooden but has collapsed. We know of two other serious tree and roof altercations.
The main road in Sairee is also underwater. We have had reports of trees through roofs and half collapsed houses too but everyone is safe. We closed Master Divers at midday. Only Pu made it to the shop and that’s because she lives just a minute away. There’s certainly no diving and no boats so far until 30th. It’s still raining……
Me…I’m taking a lesson from our cats ……Snuggling under a blanket…