Position: 00:42.442S 37:14.696E
About 30km south of the town of Karatina, at a wondeful campsite right on
the Tana River. (one of Kenya's bigger ones)
Cycled 100km today..... one of those real special days, where, scenery was
good, villages and people experiences good, and mostly downhill with a
slight tail wind!
Basically the route took me away from Mt Kenya, and decsending all the
elevation I had climbed yesterday.
Stopped at the bustling town of Karatina, where bthere was a huge and very
busy market...great fruit and fruit drinks, amongst all the other goods
being traded. Had a 'tree tomato' fruit for the first time...like a small
kiwi fruit but red like a tomato...tastes sweet and juicy.
The road although tarred was in pretty bad condition, often requiring me to
switch to full suspension mode.
Interestingly I saw for the first time 'value add' retail outlets on the
side of the road, like nurseries, fruit stalls, local rice delicacies, curio
shops etc. This amongst the lush green, maize and banana plantations.
The weather is still amazing, and I will be sleeping under the stars next to
the river tonight..... even been lucky with mozzies, but tonight could
Big 40km police escorted convoy into busy Nairobi tomorrow, for a well
earned rest day on monday, celbrating the end of this stage, and the
official halfway point for my adventure.....As I think of the last 2 months
I can only say its been truly amazing.
I'll be working on a newsletter for tuesday next week....