Reflections from the week by David Johnson. A letter head for my weekly newsletter. Black writing on a blue background with a drawing of a tree to the left

Monday May 13, 2024

Dear Friends,

Greetings from an overcast Alcรกcer do Sal. The weather has been beautiful this last week. Very hot in fact. It is cooling down this week as the overcast weather might suggest.

The fields around Alcรกcer have been ploughed and in preparation for this year’s rice crop. Some of the fields have already been flooded. We are expecting to see the fresh green shoots soon. We have also been warned that during the rice season the mosquitoes come out in swarms around dusk. Everyone ducks inside for an hour or so around sunset. We have yet to experience that, but could well do during this visit.

Hayfever has been plaguing me which has been a trial. We spent yesterday by the ocean which was a blessing, the sea air giving me a break from the pollen and dust.

Thank you, as always, for reading.