At the water edge on Lake Koka

Beyond the Saddle ....Cairo to Cape Town
Howard Fairbank
Thu 22 Feb 2007 16:48
Position; 08:21.484N 39:00.016E

Literally on the waters edge of Lake Kako...a very scenic campsite.

Cycle 102 km today....What a great ride, flat, fast, and very scenic.

The first 35km out of Addis Ababa was pretty full on with traffic, but after that it was really Rift Valley scenery....volcanoes, lakes, and barren valley bottom....

Had a late, late night with my friend Tom last night...first real great restaurant evening in a while....

I took it easy today, really enjoying the new scenery, better villgaes and fanatastic bird life as we got to the first rift lakes.

Hope you receive and enjoy the newsletter from Addis....

More lakes and volcanos tomorrow...should be good!