Thursday, July 7, 2011

Farewell Kenyan Skies

These were the skies over Kenya as I made my way to Nairobi on my most recent safari to my beloved adopted country.

As you can see, it was a very hazy day on the day I departed.

The countryside around Nakuru has some beautiful country scenes.  I love that the landscape is dotted with red rooftops.

And that cows live and roam freely.

This is a scene from the highway.  You can just make out the mountain tops near Lake Elementeita. You can read more about Lake Elementeita in an earlier blog post here.

My driver, Julius is focussed on the road ahead.  He is perhaps one of the most fastidious drivers I've had in Kenya. The other driver I really like is also named Julius, lol.

There are a lot of lorries in Kenya. You can see them here though this is by no means the most I've seen in any one place.

You can also see fruit stands selling oranges along the roadway.  I didn't stop as we were planning a luncheon stop in Lake Naivasha at the Golf and Country Club (more about that in a future post).

This is the final photo of the day. When I took this near Naivasha I said out loud that this would be my contribution to one of the Skywatch Fridays posts. I thought it was an interesting shot given all the birds and they don't seem to be in any particular formation. I wonder if they saw some food below?

I hope you've enjoyed the drive with me. For more Skywatch Friday photos, click here. I think this photo also qualifies for Blue Monday and I will see if I am able to add it later.  Join Smiling Sally and the others here. Please say a prayer for Smiling Sally as she has recently had surgery and endured some complications.


Stewart M said...

Hi there - what an interesting post. I have to say I like the bird picture as well - I wonder what sort they are?

Cheers Stewart M - Australia

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful series of photos! Your trip to Kenya must have been fabulous. Happy skywatching!

clairz said...

I love the oranges! Beautiful country, you are so lucky to be able to travel like that. I guess I shouldn't say lucky--I know you work hard to make such trips possible.

Esther Garvi said...

Beautiful African sky!!

Shanda said...

Don't you hate the Kenyan roads. I was there 4 years ago and the traffic and roads to and from the game parks was really bad. Maybe they are better now. But that would NEVER keep me away :)

Karine said...

I enjoyed the drive indeed :o) You are very fortunate to be able to visit such a fascinating country!

Rcel said...

Interesting! I feel like touring the place! :)

Thanks for dropping by mine!

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

This series is very interesting and beautiful. Looks like you had a great trip.

Darryl and Ruth :)

Fred Alton said...

Thanks again for letting me ride along on your safari. Asante Sana! Na, Mungu Akubariki.

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