Monday, May 25, 2009

Rainy Daze and Running Around

Well, it's rainy season here tight now and when it rains, it really rains.

I'm sitting at the Foreign Correspondents Club in Phnom Penh looking out over where the Tonley Sop and Mekong merge. Well, I'm sort of looking at it, since the rain is hard enough to cut the 25 yard distance to near zero visability.

But it should only rain for about 30 minutes or so and it dows knock down the humidity which is currently running about 80%.

I had to come here yesterday so I could take 3 of our mine detectors in for repair. It sohould take about a week or so and theen we'll be back up to snuff on that. I also had to come down and buy one new GPS unit. We only have one, and we really need about 10, but they cost $550 each and we don't have the cash to buy them. So we'll make do with two. It takes a bit longer to do the work as we have to pass them around between the deminers as they do their work, but we still get it done.

We started our nwest village last week, Daearv. The second day we found an 82B Vietnamese AP mine and an old American hand grenade. Probably used by the Vietnamese from caches we left behind at the end of the war.

I head back to Siem Reap tomorrow morning and will head back here in another week.

In the last 2 days there have been 2 mine3 explosions near Preay Vahear Temple. The first one killed a Cambodian soldier and wounded 2 civilians. There were collecting rattan near the border and wandered into the field. There was a second detonation this morning. I don't have details on that one yet.

More as it develops.

Babu out

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