Sunday, January 04, 2009
Some traffic is getting through the mud holes going to Bosque Santa Lúcia and the small communities beyond, but mostly trucks and vehicles built higher off the ground. Áurea and I decided to try our luck yesterday in our small Fiat. Just to play it safe, we took the back route, which means the soybean fields further down the road. We made it, but I would not want to try the trip after a rain. It's easy to get stuck and difficult to get out. Our tours continue to be canceled until such time the road opens up again. As noted in previous posts, the most difficult of the mud holes was repaired by volunteer help from a neighbor on the highway. We then established a "kitty" of resources for filling up major obstacles with gravel (clay with laterite rock). That was quite a few days ago and as of date, no gravel. Lots of excuses, but no dump truck and no gravel.