After Mass I walked back by a slightly different route which I think is more direct and also better shaded. The roads in this part of town are properly metalled, the first that I have seen here. Shops seem to be organised by type, so that there will be a large number of shops selling men’s shoes, or travel agencies all huddled together.
The heat is at its most bearable, predictably, either early or late in the day. Now that it is the heat of the day, I am writing this diary, doing more hand-washing etc. In other words, lying low.