Updates and a Late Morning Walk
Our area is dry so far. The mass of water that is traveling south, diverted west and is now headed to Rama II road. The other mass north of us is stuck in low areas and, I think, is being drained into the canals and off to the Chao Phraya river. Hopefully, they won’t congregate underground and come bubbling up the our drains.
I’ve been walking a lot the past few weeks mostly to get food. ( We parked our car at a parking lot in inner Bangkok.) I don’t like going on hoarding sprees, so to save resources all the freezer meals and dry food are going to remain as stock until we get put into house arrest by the flood. Surprisingly, the local shops in our area does not have that bad a shortage problem. If you can’t find the stuffs you need at the bigger stores, you should visit your local mom and pop’s store.
Today I took the bicycle lane from Memorial Bridge to Wat Kalaya Temple. Below is the “sala” in front of the Santa Cruz church I blogged about in a previous post.
You can still go to church as they’ve built a walking path. The area behind the sandbag wall is dry.
This is the sandbag wall the volunteers built to reinforce the flood walls. Amazing, like they’ve created new land.
Part of the path is flooded , so these wooden bridges pops up along the way.
Reached destination. This temple actually lies on very low ground. If you stand in the temple , the water level is head level, but it has remained dry. The lot outside was underwater, now is also dry. I love this word “dry”.