Position: 03:00.126N 38:12.481E
Officially we are 86km from Marsabit, but today I felt what The Meltdown is
all about, and the rsult is I am sitting in the middle of nowhere, and just
before sunset, I could see 360 degrees around straight horizon, and just
flat stony earth everywhere.
Cycled 84km today....terrible road surface...full of huge rocks,
corrugations, and potholes. The truck was limited to 15km/hr! The first part
of the cycle was still fairly green, and dense thornbush, but after about
3okm the vegetation changed to very flat, terrain, with straw colured
longish grass, interspersed with black lava rocks for as far as thge eye
could see! One had this amazing feeling of really being out there in the
middle of nowhere.
Surprisingly, I sam, lots of dik dik, and baboons, a jackal, a pair of kudu,
a wild dog, and the 'normal' birds.
I felt strong on the bike in these tough conditions, I was first to luch,
and first no racer in to overnight campsite, and this after a few stops and
surveying the nature! I think the months spent in Patagonia on similar
roads, has made we almost enjoy the adversity in a funny way.
Bike went well, other than I got a flat right at the campsite...this is
becoming a regular now. I think its the thorns off road to the
campsite...have to walk the bike from now on!
Wonerful sunset tonight...looked almost like a sunset at sea with the never
ending stright line horizon. And the full moon was rising on the opposite
straight line horizon! Its hard to get better than this!
86km to Marsibit tomorrow...can't wait for a great rest day at the Nature
reserve, and a few cold, Coldrinks!
Take good care