It Never Rains Here!
It Never Rains Here!
Seriously! It never rains in the City in Northern Chile where I am living now, or at least it hasn´t rained for three years! To give you some context, we live, not far from the Atacama desert. Indeed for those of you who have been following the approach I have had from a company regarding my site (whyspirulina (dot) come ), that is where their spirulina plant is located, about 4 hours drive from where we live. Hopefully tomorrow, I will have a clearer picture of that offer, as wifi permitting, I have a Zoom call scheduled with them.
Its Usually Hot & Dry Here
Its usually hot and dry here most of the year. As I originally come from England, where I often felt like a duck with the quantity of rain, the weather was a real attraction to live here! Also, that it’s on the Pacific Ocean where we can see sea lions, penguins, dolphins and the occasional passing whale from a nearby beach. And a three-hour drive away is San Pedro de Atacama and the “Valley of the Moon”. A more economical location to stay is a small village called Tocanao where they have the highest vinyards in the world. If you ever fancy an adventure post C19, I thoroughly recommend a visit there. Geysers and Space observatories are plentiful including ALMA which is in the same area.
It Rained Yesterday!
Until that is yesterday, when we were surprised to find our balcony wet and the condominium roads wet too! I couldn´t believe it, particularly in spring here. It does rain occasionally in winter, but rarely in spring or summer. The last time I saw rain here was over three years ago!
And It Rained Today!
Now seriously, I did not sign up for this! Rain, two days on the trot! What is going on here? 😊 I was amazed to find our balcony once again covered in a shallow pool of water after rain again last night.
The Power Went - “Se fue la luz”
Time To Think Laterally
As I returned from my morning exercise, our neighbour announced; “Se fue la luz”. As the Latins say, this literally means, the light went. The electrical infrastructure is not that robust and used to a hot, dry, & a high UV environment, which on the plus side, has probably saved us from many more C19 cases than other areas.
“Se fue la luz” also meant we lost our wifi. So, what was I going to do with my site today I wondered? In fact, it was a wonderful opportunity to think laterally.
I asked myself. "What were the opportunities in this situation?"
Flowering Atacama Desert
For a long time, I have wanted to see the Flowering Atacama Desert. Now is my opportunity, so this week, work commitments depending, we hope to make a trip into the desert to find them. If we are successful, I will post them here. But they are supposed to be wonderful. The picture above is not mine.
Wifi Still Down
Well, this is a great opportunity to organise my “back office” admin, such as review my WA objectives, update my key WA documents and generally have a day of reorganisation. (obviously its back now!)
Opportunities in every situation
There are opportunities in every situation, so yes, I had to boil water on my camping stove but that was actually quite fun & now my WA key documents are in much better and clearer shape.
What you do you if your power is cut where you live? And what if you were without Wifi for a period of time?
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