Position: 00:56.573N 37:34.486E
At another bushcamp 'in the middle of nowhere'....this one is real nice, as
I found a waterhole about 1km away, and watched the sunset there.....lots of
birds, and evidence of elephant, giraffe, and antelope but nothing
seen...will try again before sunset tomorrow.
Cylced 87 km today, but the road corrugations were horrendous, and extreme
heat from 11am onwards.
Lots of hyenna howling last night...I got up a 4am to walk up the dry river
bed where I was sleeeping to try an find one of them....no luck though!
Early morning scenery on the ride was good, and I got motivated to take a 45
min walk into the bush which proved worthwhile, from the scenery and
birdlife, but no animals. The vegetation looks so 'animal friendly' yet
didn't see much.
Once the heat got up, the prospects of seeing wildlife reduced
significantly, and it became a game of finding the least corrugated path
through the humps and bumps!
I must have consumed 6 litres of fluid on the ride today. Fortunately there
were two little villages where I could buy warm. cold drinks! I finally
understand what a Kenyan cold drink is...... a bottle of soda, that has had
room temeperature water poured over it to cool it down, and then placed in a
fridge that isn't connected to electricity!
Had a very interesting chat with one of the police guys who is sort of
escorting us.....probably best left for the newsletter!
Tomorrow sees the end of the dirt road, for the next day's tar road crossing
of the equator!
Thats all for tonight.....