Monday, March 12, 2012

NTC... we are sinking!

We've had heavy rains this year in Libya. More rain than we've seen in many many years. The countryside is green and full of wildflowers. The fields and orchards are full of bounty. This is all well and good. But there's a downside to all this wonderful rain.

The rains have made driving treacherous. The roads are full of standing water, deep puddles and in some areas the roads are in a state of being washed away. What were once big potholes have now turned into HUGE potholes. In some places sinkholes have formed that are large enough to swallow up entire cars. I'd take pictures but I'm too busy trying to avoid falling into the depths of these chasms.

My theory (one of them anyway).... if the NTC wants Libyans to feel like they are doing something right for this country, they should get busy and repair the roads! Most of us are in our cars for a few hours every day. We'd REALLY appreciate  it if the roads were safer. 

While they're at it they can collect the rubbish that's piling up everywhere too. But I'll save that for a later post....


  1. I think we should all deposit our rubbish in front of the ministry of environment may be they would get the message lol

  2. I hear ya! Where is the ministry of the environment anyway?

  3. Lets fill the potholes with rubbish! Kill two birds with one stone, so to speak....

  4. Maybe we should fill the potholes with the mountains of rubbish! Kill two birds with one stone, so to speak.... Just a temporary solution, of course. Summer is going to be worse!

  5. There was a protest outside the prime ministers office a couple of weeks ago about the rubbish situation, dh told me. Hopefully someone somewhere will start listening and do something about it.

  6. Hi, Teri. I get it. Road construction and repairs have ground to a halt in Tunisia as well and I've never seen such a wet winter either. It's so damp that I found slugs in my beehives--yuck! One can only drive on the road to my house in first gear, there are so many deep potholes. Would those be almond trees on your farm?
    best, nadia

  7. Nadia... we've got some almond trees but more of apricot and peaches. I've been begging my husband to set out some hives this year - we've got all the equipment for them, but no matter how well he suits up he still gets stung... hehehe.. those bees sure love him! I've got huge potholes leading up to our house, at one point our road was nearly washed away and we had to get tractors out to repair the damage. But I am so thankful for the rain this year.


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