Sunday, January 14, 2007

Poor visibility

I’ve mentioned in previous posts about how the rain turns the plentiful sand around here into sticky mud. One big problem of all that mud is that the vehicles track it everywhere and it splatters the sides of vehicles. Our unit’s bus, for example, that we ride to and from the dining facility, is so caked with mud that you can’t even see out the windows. It really looks like a nice smooth coat of tan-colored spray paint all over the outside. The front window is kept clean, of course, but the rest of the bus is rather dark.

I’ve seen people driving their Gators (golf-cart like things) with obscured windshields, sticking their heads out the side like dogs to see where they are going. Amusing, if not completely safe. Fortunately for me, I walk pretty much everywhere I go (except for the bus ride to chow) so I don’t have to deal with it.

Despite the few days of rain we’ve had, we’re still well below average for the season. Perhaps it’s global warming?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am having a hard time with the idea of global warming right now.
Here in Colorado it is -15 degrees and snowing again!!!
Maybe the snow will have melted by the time we see you again. Which will be soon I hope.