Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Tropical Cyclone Gula
It looks like we are in for a mild/moderate cyclone in the next couple of days. Cyclone Gula is projected to make landfall in Mauritius the morning of January 31st. Hopefully, it will just bring lots of rain, and not too much wind damage. Although, with wind gusts of 75 mph, I don't know what to expect.
A lot of rain could be really good for me, it should "inspire" the Coffee trees to flower.
Since my last post, I've been able to get a bit of work done. The last two days I've been hiking in Black River Gorges National Park, and I found two big populations of Coffee. I mapped the populations, but our permit stipulates that I need an officer of the Park Service with me to collect samples, so that's as far as I could go. Hopefully I will have an officer tomorrow, but if they keep dragging their feet, I'm just going to start collecting. I can't wait forever, I only have about 2 weeks left in Mauritius.