And here's a picture of the school in mid-downpour.
Oh, and I got stopped by the police yesterday morning for not having a helmet. Some roads and I think all of PMH require you to wear a helmet, and in the last few weeks it seems the police 'checkpoints' have become more frequent. Usually I get in amongst other bikes or behind a lorry and just cruise by. Yesterday it was just the open road, me and the cream colored uniforms. I was a sitting duck, but 100,000d later and I was on my way. You know when there are police on the road because you notice a lot of traffic turning around, or a group of motorbikes pulled over with their drivers peering at the cops in the distance like nervous meerkats. Notorious routes have stands where you can 'rent' a helmet to get you past the police - you return it later, or to another stall on the other side of the police! This morning they were in exactly the same place, and once again I had no container lorries to hide behind. I just stood my ground in the middle lane, unable to hold an expression of anything other than sheer determination, and I drove right past them without my eyes flinching from the tarmac in front of me. I think from a distance it was the same guys as yesterday, so they let me go this time. One thing I can assure you, yesterday morning, he certianly had a nice wad of notes stashed in his ticket book.