Pete O’Neil is a kind older gentleman sporting wisps of grey in his beard and long dread locks.
It was raining on our arrival which continued through the night adding a pleasant coolness to the air. After a hot shower (Yes, hot shower. Water heated by burning wood.) we got tucked into bed for the night – at least for part of the night. Of course everyone knows that roosters like to crow in the morning, and we typically see them in Hollywood movies crowing at the crack of dawn, but apparently the roosters here were born in a different time zone as they commenced crowing at 4AM and didn’t cease until mid morning. Paul and Shannin also have the pleasure of staying in a room that is under a rather large Avocado tree – they occasionally drop their fruit - and in the middle of the night, an Avocado bouncing off of a tin roof sounds something like a shotgun. Roosters…okay, but the random loud smash on tin will take some getting used to.
Waking up, the rain has stopped and the landscape is a lush green. Seeing it for the first time, since landing here, it was a beautiful sight to see. After a simple breakfast and a couple of cups of instant coffee, we’re going to look at the land that has been acquired for the new orphanage site. Can’t wait!