A Quiet Stroll on a Rainy Day
When we are traveling, we want it to be the perfect weather. We like it not too hot, not too cold, cloudy, but not actually raining. Trying to photograph balancing an umbrella, the camera, and whatever else I happen to be carrying is a struggle.
After exhausting all our adventure possibilities in Borneo, we were exploring the traditional product villages in Sabah. The morning started off with a slightly cloudy blue sky. As we drove, the villages are a few hours from Kota Kinabalu, the sky darkened and the clouds became puffy and black. It was obvious we were going to be in for a downpour.
As we drove through rice fields, tiny villages, and finally found our destination, the gong village, the rain hit us. It was Sunday, so it was already pretty quiet in the village, but when the rains came it was almost eerily silent. We walked along the dirt, and now muddy, track through town stopping at the various gong-makers huts. We only came across one woman who was diligently working through the downpour.
Maybe rainy days are not the easiest days for touring and photographing, but we really enjoyed our wet stroll.
Have you ever really enjoyed a rainy day during your travels?