Explorer Log 8-11-3
The good news is: we landed on a sunny day, in an area the radar had shown to be calm.
The bad news is: It started raining the day after we landed. It rained for ten days straight.
It’s day 11 now, and we’re beginning to dry out and make plans for this place. Water won’t be a problem, that’s for sure.
Not sure about growing things, though; this area appears to grow mainly grains that don’t mind being flooded.
Planetary Day 55
As far as we have been able to tell, the weather here seems to come in cycles of 10:1. That is, 10 rain to 1 day of sun.
The sun days are blessed and pleasant and even comfortable; we’ve been spending most of them developing a series of connected roofed shelters with walls to the windward side.
With these, we can move between the paddies that we’ve created, the two habitats, and our science bays.
Anywhere else, we’re going to need to develop some sort of mobile rain shelter.