It Never Rains Here!

Last Update: October 19, 2020

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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Have a great day folks.

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Mick-D Premium
I have seen the flowers come to life at spring time in Australia's Northern Territory. Turning the normally red landscape into maze of fresh yellow.
Power in the Caribbean is not that stable but not too bad.
I have not seen the power go off when there has been a soccer game involving Colombia playing, which I think could be interesting.

Here gas is used for cooking so no problem there. But if the lights go out so does the WiFi, and water.
We have a battery LED board we use for power outs.

Michael.
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LatinNomad Premium
That must have been a great experience in Oz! Yes, the Caribbean can be like that. It could indeed be interesting in such a soccer game!
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Farah20 Premium
No rain in three years?! Trevor I dont know how you cope with the stuffy weather, unbearable, if you ask me! Im glad its raining for once, its pouring buckets here in Glasgow, Good luck and all the very best in that Zoom call coming up:)
Also I would take part in my other hobbies if my Wifi was down or catch up with some reading. X.
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LatinNomad Premium
Actually its a dry heat. Not stuffy as a lot of humidity can be. Does Is there ever a day without rain in Glasgow?. Yes, reading too crossed my mind!
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MelWaller Premium
Sounds like a beautiful place, Trevor!

When power goes out here during the daytime, I go for a walk. Too hot to stay inside w/o Aircon. If we only lose WIFI, then catch up with things to do around the house. If WIFI outages start to become a routine, then I get a back up WIFI for the phone. Our house has WIFI via Cable.

When we move next year, I will buy a generator as power outages are common here.

Have a great week!

Mel
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LatinNomad Premium
Wow, so you exercise when the power goes down! Hete is to more power outages for you 😉
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MelWaller Premium
Hey! ;-) I know you have good intentions Trevor.

I went for a couple kilometers walk today to buy groceries. Through them in my backpack and carry them back. I bought all veggies. :-)

Mel
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LatinNomad Premium
Ha ha exactly.
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SylviaChrist Premium
Wow, Trevor. That is a great post. I love traveling and New Zealand in particular, but that is pretty much amazing for me. I have been only in Brasil, but never in Chile. But I know it must be beautiful. And you have the courage to live there. I have to say that I wouldn't like to be without rain. Rain is a blessing; nature is flowering then, is getting green. I am living in a country where I often feel like a duck too. There is not so much difference, I believe, between England and Netherlands. In both countries, there is much rain. Luckily we didn't have to be without power or wifi yet. Now I understand your name, 'LatinNomad". Great Trevor! I would love that as well!
Please send pictures when the dessert is flowering. I would love to see it.
Blessings, Sylvia
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LatinNomad Premium
Thank you Sylvia for your thoughtful and lovely comment. If we get to see the flowers, yes, I will post them here.

I love NZ too. Great Country.

Have a great day.

Best Regards,

Trevor
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FKelso Premium
I'll trade you! We get rain, rain, and more rain...of course, that's why this is called a rain forest.

If my power is cut, I rely on kerosene lamps and candles for light. I do have a little stove that will work without power, plus my wood stove. Without Wifi? Now, that would be harder. Wait it out, I guess.
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LatinNomad Premium
Wow, sounds great ! Which rain forest do you live near or in ? I once, in my past life when I was a Consul, had to visit a lady who literally lived in a rain forest, to give her a small pension. That was fun, her kitchen was in and around the trees. Wonderful lady and personality.

Have a great day.

Trevor
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FKelso Premium
Alaska -- Southeast. Beautiful area.
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