It is a big relief to be at the end of the rainy season. Following a long dry season when our fire fighting teams were on high alert, we have experienced long periods of extremely heavy rain which brought a different challenge. Travel to and from, and within, Harapan Rainforest has become increasingly difficult, with roads and bridges being completely washed away or developing deep pot holes, some larger than the vehicles themselves. This has meant the usual two and half hour journey to the nearest city can now take up to nine hours! Within Harapan Rainforest our forest patrol, restoration and research teams have had to walk much further to get to parts of the forest that would normally be reached by 4x4 vehicles, but with extra effort everyone has continued their work as usual. The task of rebuilding roads and bridges now begins to ensure we can carry out our activities effectively as the dry season approaches again.