Samana Part III. To get back to town, we flag down one of the pick-up trucks I described above. Mark gets in the cab and I get in the open bed which already contains 2 young fellows and is lined with narrow wooden benches for places to sit. A couple of hundred yards further along we stop for another guy and his large sack of avocados. Within a mile there are 7 of us in the bed, three sacks of avocados and melons, 2 large bunches of bananas and a fifteen foot bamboo pole which we are all holding as it is longer than the truck bed. About halfway down the mountain the driver stops and hands back a blue tarp as it is clear we are heading into a good thundershower. So picture 7 of us trying to hold this tarp over our heads in the pouring rain while descending at about 40 mph. No problem. Just another afternoon in the country. Happy to get back, take a shower and have a drink.
We are now sort of sitting and waiting for a weather break to head for PR. So it goes.