The infamous Dadanawa gate. A large puddle awaiting all unwary travellers. In the rainy season the puddle becomes a pond, then a lake, then a river, then an inland sea!
OK I'll admit I was a bit slow on this, and this is well after the floods! I missed the cars swimming in the streets. I'll never make a news photographer if I can't get out of bed!
Waiting for the start of the funeral of Fr Harold Wong, an old Guyanese Jeusuit who died on Easter Friday. Fr Bob was friends with Harold for over 50 years.
The Wages of Fear?
This driver has just finished a seriously impressive manouver involving reversing a truck with trailer from a steep muddy river bank up a set of planks onto a pretty small ferry. Didn't really look so impressive in the photo though.
Today is a national kite flying day for Guyana. I think it's a bit more popular on the coast, and probably the sea wall, but here in Lethem there were a few kids out with their homemade kites.
Difficult to choose just one picture to show the Lethem Rodeo... So here is a Photoshop special of four images. The rider is from Dadanawa Ranch, and she looks to be having a great time!
This bull is being driven into the stalls, ready to be mounted and riden for as long as possible in the rodeo. For all the action pictures over the two days, follow this link to my Picasa album or go to www.picasaweb.google.co.uk/jmbroscombe/LethemRodeo2010
An experiment to be repeated! Sadly the carvings aren't quite so clear at the moment, and I need to get a better camera position - closer and higher with a wider lens. To achieve that I'm going to have to borrow a truck and put the camera on the roof, on a tripod - very Ansel Adams! Still, it was nice to sit out there for a couple of hours and watch the moon rise - which is what gives the light sky to the right of the picture.
And here is what it would look like if Picasa was any good!!!
I think this is the third Kiskadee to appear on the blog - the first was on day 30 - but there is something else about this picture. It's actually a dull day with grey clouds. Almost British, other than the heat!