March 29, 2003

Mount Kenya - Day 4

I wake up at 4AM, no wonder as I went to bed at 8PM. The girls must now be in the middle of their ascent. I continue sleeping until 6AM abd get out with the camera to take pictures of the sunrise. There is again wonderful weather and the girls are sure to enjoy the sunrise.

By 7AM someone spot them descending and we try to follow their progress. They are back in Mackinder's Lodge just before 9AM while Gerald and I leave to Met Station shortly after. It takes us 2h35 to get to the camp. Just in time for lunch (again ! I feel like I spend my time eating all the time !).

In the afternoon I relax chasing a Syke monkey that hangs around the huts. We attract him with a piece of bread but I have a hard time taking pictures as he moves all the time. After bread time he decides to steal the soap used for washing dishes but apparently does not enjoy it as he drops it quickly on the ground. He remains with a mouth circled with green soap..

I take advantage of the time to waste to wash a little bit. There are no showers in Mount Kenya's camps. No, it's not that there are no HOT showers, there are no SHOWERS, so washing yourself is a performance.

In the middle of the afternoon the girls come from Mackinder's Lodge as well and take a nap. This has been a long day for them.

In the evening Cheryl, Roger (Australians met a Nairobi Backpackers) and Ken arrive to Met Station coming from Lake Nakuru. We spend the evening playing cards (UNO game), the girls went to bed a few minutes before I asked them to come play. Bad luck.

Sunrise behind Mount Kenya. At this time Tait and Annajo were reaching Point Lenana. Sun making its appearance from behind Mount Kenya Sun making its appearance from behind Mount Kenya Naro Moru route. From Mackinder's Lodge (4300m) to Met Station (3048m) Naro Moru route. From Mackinder's Lodge (4300m) to Met Station (3048m) Naro Moru route. From Mackinder's Lodge (4300m) to Met Station (3048m). Helichrysum formossimum Naro Moru route. From Mackinder's Lodge (4300m) to Met Station (3048m) Naro Moru route. From Mackinder's Lodge (4300m) to Met Station (3048m). Gladiolus watsonioides Naro Moru route. From Mackinder's Lodge (4300m) to Met Station (3048m) Naro Moru route. From Mackinder's Lodge (4300m) to Met Station (3048m). Kniphofia thomsonil (red hot poker) Entrance sign at Met Station Hut in Met Station. Each hut is a dorm with about 10 beds

 
Posted by stephane at March 29, 2003 04:10 PM
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