Friday, February 15, 2008

When the rains come...

Last week

Last night

We get it now. We've often wondered about the story of Noah, and just never fully grasped how 40 days of rain could really flood the earth. But last night, for 2 hours it rained and rained hard. Our entire campsite became a mudslide, at least a couple of houses in the village nearby were washed away, and as you can see above, the Ruaha river rose about 10 feet, enough to knock on our front door! 2 hours or rain did all this. Multiply that by 480, and yes, we can imagine the entire world underwater. Easily.

Swahili phrase for the day:
Mungu akipenda na mto hausipofurika.
Our translation for "Lord willing and the creeks don't rise."

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