Broken down

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It's not actually as bad as it looks!

Woke up about 6am and packed up the tent. Had mango, passionfruit, cornflakes and baked beans on toast for breakfast. Left camp at 6:50am and didn't make it far down the road when Sam realised he couldn't get the truck out of first gear. We all hopped out and he realised he couldn't fix it so we had to wait for 1.5hrs til someone could come to help. Soon enough some Masai girls came by on their way to collect water. We talked to them for ages and Bon gave them stickers. Some more boys and girls came along later, including a 13yo girl called Florence. I gave her a pen to use at school; her English was pretty good. The kids all loved trying out our sunglasses, cameras and binoculars. Finally, after well over 3 hours, we got going again. Dad managed to get through to the airline again where yesterday he had been told Bon's luggage was already in Nairobi, this morning he was told it would land from the Addis Ababa flight at 12:30pm, and just now was told that it would have to be flown out to the Serengeti tomorrow.

Florence, the 13yo Masai girl with good English who knows! It's anyones guess whether we'll ever see it again or not...

Stopped at the Nakumatt (supermarket) in Karen then made it to the campsite (on the road to the Langatta Giraffe Centre) at about 6pm, and pitched our tents before showering away all the dirt and grime we'd accumulated. I'm on truck cleaning duty tonight. For tea we had tomato soup with a tiny rock hard roll, then pasta with beef stew and coleslaw. Truck cleaning just involves wiping down all the benches and window sills with a damp cloth, beating the cushions, and sweeping the floor, so it's not too hard with four people and doesn't take long. Sat talking in the bar for awhile then headed to bed at 10:15pm, alseep immediately.

skippyed says:
Do you have a cook all the way?
Posted on: Feb 11, 2009
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