I would like to welcome my newest follower CrystalMary. So glad to have you on board CM!
When I last left you on my Kenyan safari we were in the town of Marigat. As we left Marigat we proceeded east for about 3 or 4 hours along dirt roads that had huge ruts in them. The earth was parched and in many places we drove through fields where there were no roads at all. We were "bump bumping" along the road for hours and hours. We thought it might be a shortcut to where we were going to take this route but in the end, I think it might have taken longer. I didn't mind. I took it all in stride as an adventure since I've been to Kenya on these "roads" before.
I took many lovely photos but unfortunately most of these are not yet recovered. My regular readers will know that I had problems with the memory card and lost a lot of my photos. I have yet to recover them all.
|On this journey there were lots of cacti.|
|You can see that it is still fairly green where these huts are located.|
|In my post on Marigat, I mentioned that the town has a Perkerra Irrigation Project. You can see beyond the tree that the fields are lush and green. This is a result of the irrigation project.|
|I made a special point of capturing this bike parked by the tree in the the middle of seemingly no where. The irrigated lands are just beyond.|
|We passed so many cattle and goats along the way though you can't really see water here there is supposed to be the Perkerra River. That is where the water is coming from for the irrigation project.|
|I love the trees in Kenya.|
|You can see how dry the earth looks.|
|We're taking a "shortcut" to the village. Before we can get there we must cross this river.|
|I decide to cross the river on foot. It's part of the adventure and will make interesting memories.|
|I took a lot of photos from the passenger's window as we drove by. Some turned out better than others. Some huts were close together like these while others were much farther apart.|
|There were several ostriches around the area and they provided a lot of entertainment for me. I love watching them move across the dusty savannah. One kick from their long legs would certainly knock a person out.|
|You can see that the area is rather mountainous and rocky but the flat land is very dry.|
We were on our way to a small place that I had visited approximately 4 years earlier. I had visited the missionary in the area and we were discussing the need for a community borehole. A year after I left this place some contacts I made visited this community with my friend Jonah and committed to raising funds for a borehole.
|This part of our journey was in the main part of the village. We had to drive through the fields to get to our final destination.|
|I zoomed in to get a better look at the briefcase.|
|Where ever I go I love to see the children.|
|I also love to see girls and young women being girls and sharing their confidences with one another.|
|The final leg of our long journey was on roads like this and the field below. These were good roads and easy to travel compared to the first several hours of our trip off the highway.|
My next post on the Kenyan safari will take you to the actual village borehole. I hope you will come again soon.
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