Wednesday, 30 May 2012


In general, North-East of the island is wet and cloudy, green vegetation pleases an eye.
I am on the opposite side, sunny and dry. Only banana plantations are trying (and failing) to please your eye with green colour.
Having said that - there are a lot of small areas with their own microclimates.
On top of this comes difference in temperature with changing altitude, 1 degree per 100 meters.
All in all, the weather in my place is nice :)
Seriously, very roughly: 20C in shade during a day (winter and summer), at night 16C in summer and 10C in winter. If you're not in shade - it can be hot.
First pic: permanent picture, clouds are coming over mountain range from the North and dissolving in hotter South.
Second pic: Calima - hot dust from Sahara.

Monday, 28 May 2012


Archaic, different arrangements in different parts of the island, not always easy to understand. A lot of murders happened in the past because of it. No wonder, it's the source of livelihood of the island.
I own a share (€3,5K) in a sort of cooperative, which owns a big pipe bringing water from the mountains. One share entitles you to 1,3 litres per minute, you cannot stop it coming: use it, save it or waste it. Luckily I have a water tank (10x5x1,5)m.

Sunday, 27 May 2012

Vegetable garden

Here is going to be my vegetable garden
 Bush, grass and big stones removed
 Hard work: used plastic box as a sieve to separate stones, to prepare one square meter - one and a half loads of stones were taken away
 Two weeks later
 Pipes for drip irrigation are being laid
 Two months later

Sunday, 20 May 2012