I thought it might be interesting to try and capture on camera the monsoon for those who have never experienced it. These are just from a normal day at this time of year here, nothing special.
Hopefully they convey some of the sense of what it is like - notice the outpouring from the roof the building opposite the house, and the amount of runoff from the steps, even the poor cow has her head down heading home :) That's a bit like how I felt and looked after yesterday's soaking!
The nagar is a quagmire. The shots below taken at the rear of the house between me and the railway line show what is normally a dry dusty lane has become a stream of muddy water, and lots of water standing around going nowhere.
The upside is that temperatures are much cooler, very pleasant for a good night's sleep. The downside is everything takes a while to dry. I currently have 3 sets of clothes trying to dry in my rooms, after yesterday's and today's downpours. I recall only once before getting so near to having no dry clothes - Mrs T, do you remember? You, me and Tony getting drenched walking back from the ruins at Palenque? Well think that time and make the rains last all day!