October has been a pretty busy and successful month. The weather has been less predictable, often damp mornings with very warm afternoons but as the month has gone on, it has become more settled and spring-like.
8th October is a national holiday, commemorating a very brave defence by the Peruvian navy against the Chilean navy. It was a bit like Dunkirk – a defeat but the delay allowed a regrouping. The government decreed that 9th could also be a holiday but it had to be made up for. We decided to take the two holidays and make a very long weekend.