25 April 2008

Letter 1.19

The rains, as I think I mentioned, occur at sunset, presumably due to the cooling air not being able to hold so much moisture. I'm told there is a 4-month rainy season as well beginning about June when it rains almost all the time. This is, after all, 'tropical rain forest'. Things not used get moldy, but that takes some time. Books, especially, deteriorate rapidly and become worm-eaten as well (wouldn't moth balls work?), and have to be rebound frequently. (The Hermitage has an excellent library.) The worst thing about the damp is that perspiration never evaporates. The best thing is that there is very little temperature change. Always between 65-85 (at the extremes)…

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