|Note starting and ending points above. Nanyuki is on the equator.|
On our drive from Mountain Lodge at Mount Kenya to our next lodge, we passed up this wonderful opportunity for what I am sure was a less expensive place to spend the night. We saw a lot of little "hotels" like this one alongside the main road:
The men and then the women posed in the designated Kodak Moment spot, a circle drawn right on the equator. (Susan, where were you?)
Entertainment at the equator consisted of a man demonstrating the Coriolis Effect by using a water-filled bowl with a hole in the bottom and a toothpick floating in the water. On the equator, the water drained straight down. About fifteen feet south of the equator the water swirled in a clockwise motion as it drained, and at the same distance north of the equator it swirled in a counterclockwise motion.
We made our way through the shop towards the washroom, more wary this time.
We saw more stands selling local produce. We had been warned about what we could and could not safely eat while in Africa. Bananas and other fruits with a thick skin that is not eaten were okay, and vegetables that were peeled or boiled were okay. Lettuce was a definite no-no, as were vegetables eaten raw, such as tomatoes. Anything but bottled water was definitely on the Prohibition List. We were told not even to brush our teeth with tap water or to smile in the shower.
. . . and the rainy season had just ended, so the fields were beginning to explode with new growth. Africans love color, and I think the African god of the harvest must also love color:
Occasionally we would drive through a small town or past a well-developed farm, and we would see signs of business:
|Diocese of Marsabit: A.C.K. St. Peter's Church WASO; Together for Christ|
|The palm tree is in the way, but I think that is a mural of Christ|
standing in a boat and calming the raging sea.
The woman herder did not seem to be happy with our photography. Perhaps she is used to getting paid for pictures taken by tourists.
Next: Sarova Shaba Game Lodge