We are in the middle of the rainy season here. For those residing here in Placencia, we look forward to this time of year – our cisterns get filled and the streets tend to be quieter. Many hotels and restaurants close for a period of time to give staff a much needed breather before the high season kicks off again.
Still, today seemed to be quiet for a Wednesday. The week usually starts off slow getting busier and busier as the week goes on. I love early mornings like this. I arrived at my beef pie supplier earlier than usual. She bakes the best beef pies and there’s always a line up. She’s John the Bakerman’s mother and she bakes her pies in the back of the bakery every morning.
I thank her as she fills my tin pan with a dozen pies. “Thank you, too, gurl.”
On the way back to my car, I pass a lady on a bicycle. “It’s gonna be a hot one today,” she says in passing.
On the way out of the Village, David’s Fruit & Vegetable stand is starting to open up
I stop in Seine Bight, the next village over, to pick up beef and chicken patties. I’m early and they’re not quite ready. Myron, the baker, and I chat for 10 minutes getting to know more about each others’ lives. I learn that he came to Seign Bight from Ladyville a year ago and that he has five children. He doesn’t look old enough.
We have the place to ourselves. Again, unusual for a Wednesday.
And the street is devoid of traffic.
We linger, enjoying the cool breeze.
It’s scorching hot today with a temperature of around 33 deg. C (90 F), but with the humidity at 77%, it feels more like 40! Yikes.
My assistant messages me at 11:30 am to say that not one sale has been made yet. It really is quiet.