images of local weather forecasts in the time that it
takes to just login to this site. i think i may have
chosen the wrong place to blog…
not much to say, as i’m only writing cos i’m waiting for
the site to load. i really just want to upload photos
but that may have to wait for an evening when no-one
else is using the internet. i haven’t yet eaten anything
dodgy, or spent much time outside of airconditioning.
there was supposed to be a dawn flight this morning, so
lots of people were on the plane at about 1am prepping.
in the end it was cancelled because there was a
convective system developing in northern Benin, which
was exactly where the flight was supposed to go and find
out about the nocturnal boundary layer (sans
convection). so lots of tired people, and the prospect
of doing it all again tomorrow morning. this time with
several contingency plans. i have a feeling that it may be called off, by the look of the
there are lots of geckos and lizards around, which are
very cute. and the butterflies are amazing, some are
very large. mosquitoes too, but i don’t think i have
been bitten yet.
when we walk 3 minutes down the road to the 2xdaily
briefings we pass a few shops but not very busy really.
there are usually people hanging around, waiting to sell
stuff to foreigners like us. i don’t mind the sword
seller or the bracelet seller; i might even buy some
batik from the batik guy. but it’s very sad when it’s a little kid begging and that he needs food for his mum. i never know what to say to him, let alone say it in french. it is recommended not to give anything in the street, but i have lots of biros and am sure to have plenty of coins at the end so maybe i’ll give people stuff on the last few days.
(no idea what’s going on with the formatting, but the connection is bad so can’t be bothered to change it. i think it adds to the vibe of the posting…)