Builders stranded in flood waters

Well there is never a dull moment in our projects …. Agostinho, Elvino and 4 trades people left today for Lequeracabu’u to investigate the feasibility of a school there. They have only just returned to dryer country following a harrowing day stranded between rising rivers – they were unable to reach the school or return to where they had left the cars. With no food and only a bottle of water, they hung out under the trees in pouring rain for 5 hours until being able to cross the waist high river and walk the 4 kms back to the car. The cars were then bogged and a return to Baucau city was finally made at 7pm that night. Elvino has committed to returning to the school next Tuesday (if the rain as stopped!)