We’ve been watching the news from the snowy Northeast. I’m a little sorry to be missing it, I like snow when it’s fresh and white and the sun glistens off on it. I don’t like it when it gets dirty and sloppy and it’s still cold.

We had our own version of bad weather here in Las Terrenas. A tropical storm blew in Wednesday evening with thunder and lightening and torrential rain. It lasted all night and showers continued through yesterday and today. The temperature this afternoon was a chilly 74°F.
Thursday afternoon we walked to the beach. The river that flows into the sea near us is usually a trickle and meanders along the sand. After the storm a huge cut had been made in the sand and the river was wider than we’ve ever seen.

The river cut in sand.

The river cut in sand.


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The river had dumped a tremendous amount of debris all along the beach for 100 yards or more. Men were collecting it in bags and dumping it along the road where a truck later came by and picked it up. By yesterday the beach was clean again but it made us aware of how much pollution is probably coming from the river along that part of the beach.
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LT could use a recycle program!