Back in Town
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We walked from the Nairobi bus station to Stoley's apartment and he offered the place to stay. It was a comfortable spot to relax and reorganize, do our laundry, and sort out our possessions. We picked up mail from the American Express office, dropped film off at the Thorn Tree Camera Store, and applied for visas at the Sudanese embassy. Scott crashed on the couch; I, in my hammock strung between a window latch and a closet door knob.
Stopping at the youth hostel to collect excess gear that we had stored, a notice on the bulletin board caught our attention. Ed Sadd, an industrious entrepreneur from England, had three people already signed-up and sought two more to launch a two week safari. Scott and I gave him a call and arranged a meeting.
When we arrived at the Thorn Tree, Ed was readily identified by his rugged frame, ruffled beard, khaki shirt, and wrinkled gray fedora. He was talking to Norm and Marge, the English couple that we met on Lamu. They had sailed on the big cargo dhow to Mombasa and were relating the many delays, misfortunes, disappointments, and frustrations of the voyage as they signed up for a short safari. Not wanting to spend more time in Nairobi than necessary, Scott and I filled the vacancies for the longer two week adventure.