Monday, February 8, 2010
Northen Kenya Day Two
Here is a picture of the only tree for miles and miles and miles.
In northern Kenya there is a village about every 50 km where you can get food and water. My plan was to eat lunch at village number one and sleep at village number two. I started late because of a flat tire but I made good time until lunch.
From there the landscape turned into a rocky, moon-like desert and the road got gnarly. It was getting dark, and I still had 20 km to the next village when I decided to pitch camp for the night.
If you have watched "The Long Way Down," this is the part where they had a police escort. Apparently the road to Marsabit is infested with Somali bandits. People assured me the bandits planned their robberies carefully and wouldn't hi-jack a random tourist on a bike. Still it would have been nice to have some bushes or hills to hide my tent.
There was a herd of antelope grazing in the distance. I admired them for a minute. I wished I knew whether there were lions in the area.
Posted by Dan Carpenter at 1:49 AM