80km from Kenya.....

Beyond the Saddle ....Cairo to Cape Town
Howard Fairbank
Wed 28 Feb 2007 13:44
Position: 03:53.624N 38:29.231E

As the title says....80km to the Kenyan border, campsite in the sticks just off the road.....and into the 3 degrees latitude...exciting stuff!

Cycled 120km today.....a REALLY great one.....this felt like Africa....away from the villages, long straight roads with slight undulations, and just one 10km hill of significance.

I left very early so enjoyed wondeful birdlife and 'african sunrise' scenery!

I stopped many times and did some mini hikes into the bush...all rewarding...saw my first antelope, also baboons, mongoose, amongst the birds. I was out there for 8 and a half hours and it was just wonderful....felt like home somehow..

My chain broke again on the hill.....a few minutes to fix, but need to start looking at a longer term solution.

Otherwise it was JUST great to get away from the you, you, you's!

Talk from Kenya tomorrow!