- Kate Wilson

The rains in Africa

As we manage the most intense time of our year, 45 degree heat, a packed production schedule and Christmas fairs ahead.. We can only reflect on the rains to come. Here is a fun little story about one of my many experiences during the African bush rains. We thought you would also enjoy some light relief!

Date February 2010...

Living next to the Luangwa river means nervously watching the rising water levels in the rainy season. Each night, we’d stick a marker in the ground telling ourselves that if the water went past it we’d raise all our belongings off the ground. And each day, the water would go past our marker, which we’d then move to avoid packing up all our things!

Sure enough, by mid-February water flowed through our hallway, bringing with it various frogs and snakes that we just got used to having around. One morning as we brushed our teeth, we watched a set of unmistakable ridges glide past the window within a meter of us. That was the day our garden became a crocodile infested river.

 

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