Closer to the Blue Nile gorge

Beyond the Saddle ....Cairo to Cape Town
Howard Fairbank
Fri 16 Feb 2007 16:38
Position: 10:42.189N 37:09.676E

Another bush camp...but a very nice one that feels like the Kwa Zulu natal midalands...only difference is the elevation is 2100m.

Cyled 160 km's today..just under 6hrs in the saddle...first 70kms nice undulating hills, then the hills started....peaked at 2585m...a climb of 735m from the 1850 at Lake Tana where I left from today. There were lots of ups and downs revisiting the 2500 elevation, but then a wonderful 300m down glide down to where the campsite is.

Scenery very pleasant, but no real spectacular highlights.

We have just had dinner and a presentation by the nurse with us on the vearious sicknesses that have hit the group....many are down with gastro, diahorrea, etc.....just staying positive on my front!

Tomorrow night I will hopefully be 17km from the edge of the Blue Nile Gorge, ready for the next days huge descent and then huge ascent!

Thats it for this blog!