“Raining Cat and Dog” - November 10
After a great evening with lots of singing by the fire with Tingean and Barabara playing their chamonge (homemade guitar) under a starry night, we awoke to a deluge of rain that started just before sunrise. Thunder and lightning filled the skies as we all stayed in our tents, taking shelter until it stopped close to 8:30 AM. Karasha announced, “It rained cat and dog last night”, to which we had a laugh but were in full agreement!!
We emerged very damp but ready for the day ahead. By 10:00 a.m. we were on the road walking towards Lake Jipi.
We travelled past numerous bomas and were greeted by so many along the way. Kenyans are so happy to stop and speak to us unless, of course, they haven’t seen many mzungu and are more fearful of approaching us.
Huge baobab trees lined our path, and a local Masai who was assisting us with our route shared some fruit from the tree. It had the texture of nougat and a unique taste. It was not something we’d buy at the local candy store, but we were glad we tried it!
We had a shorter day today, getting into camp with time to dry out our tents as the sun finally broke through ominous skies. We are all hoping for a drier night tonight!
Kathy and Bev are now halfway through their 60-day adventure, scheduled to end as they reach the coast on December 10th. The walk has been amazing. We’ve been challenged in so many ways both mentally and physically and can’t wait to see what the next 30 brings.