I don’t know if you can ever be ready for the rain, the mud and the damp. But Joe and I did go into Portoviejo and found ourselves a great pair of boots. We have been told by our friends and neighbors John and Mary MacDonald that when it rains it will become so muddy you will have mud up to mid-calf. If you plan on walking around town almost anytime for the next several months you will need something besides sandals.
I know we got a bit silly with the hats and sun glasses but we will not be walking in the rain just in the mud left over from the rain..so now you understand the hats and sunglasses!
We tried to buy the boots here in San Clemente at Casa de Todo but she did not have any boots in stock. We do try to buy as much as we can here between Clemente and Jacinto our next stop is Charapoto trying to keep our money in this area instead of taking it to Portoviejo, Manta or Bahia. Many times that has worked for us.
It has rained several times over the past two weeks. Some days it has sprinkled almost all day long making it impossible to get your laundry to dry on the line.
This week I plan on doing all the shopping early in the week that we will need until after carnaval. It will be difficult to get around town with as many as 20,000 more folks here celebrating for that entire week starting Thursday, February 7 until Fat Tuesday, February 12. So it is a great time to enjoy our porch and yard.