Rain falls heavy on Pana, Nadir gets the Key
Submitted by bega on Sat, 09/04/2010 - 22:21
We got a ton of rain here from the hurricane. Many of the roads are washed out, it's hard even to get to Pana right now. But messengers are walking down the mountain to get here, sleeping in the Honduras airport, traveling back and forth from El Salvador to the USA just to get back to Guatemala. Several riders have been stuck in Antigua for several days.
And last night, in thanks for bringing us all here, making Pana the center of the bike messenger world for a couple of weeks, the Mayor of Panajachel gave the Key to the City to Nadir at a grand celebration with dancing and music and speeches.
Overnight, more rain fell. La Ocho fell in the river early this morning, along with the polo court and several homes. A few locales passed away, drowned by the water.
But the people here have incredible resiliency and are rebuilding the roads even overnight. There will be a walking bridge to span the gap on the road from Solola, and we have moved polo to the school, and we might even race on what's left of La Ocho on Sunday.
All we can do is take the next step. Some how it's all coming together.