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May 18th, 2010 | Africa

Moyale…

When I woke this morning, I felt as though I had been ridden over by a truck, rather than sitting in one for 30 hours… The muscles in my back and shoulders, arms and legs, ached something fierce, and had me reaching for my tube of Deep Heat, and a double dose of Voltaren tablets… […]

May 17th, 2010 | Africa

Hell on the Road to Moyale…

Just outside Isiolo, is a road sign (one of very few you will encounter between Nairobi and Isiolo) that basically says it all… “Marsabit 277km Moyale 526km” There is hardly any town or village worth mentioning between Isiolo and Moyale. Ahead of you lie 526km of the toughest conditions imaginable… It is not the actual […]

May 16th, 2010 | Africa

Leaving Nairobi…

Leaving Nairobi was a disconcerting experience for me… I was packed and ready when Steve arrived in the taxi to lead me to where the truck was waiting… I was excited to be back on the road again, continuing on this journey which has become my life for the next few years… But I was […]

May 15th, 2010 | Africa

Heading North…

Today I will be leaving the extremely comfortable and pleasant environs of Karen, Nairobi, where I have spent the last week safely ensconced in the hospitality and generosity of Angela and Roger Gauntlett, and their two delightful daughters, Gemma and Abby, and heading north through the “Badlands of Northern Kenya”… I have been told that […]

May 14th, 2010 | Africa

The Gauntlett Girls…

Having spent the last week entwined in the lives of Gemma and Abby Gauntlett, has been great fun, but has also served as a reminder to me of what I lost out on with my own daughters… So while the games of UNO and Top-Trumps were being played, Chameleons were being searched for, homework was […]

May 13th, 2010 | Africa

Getting Sorted in Nairobi…

It has hardly stopped raining since I arrived back in Nairobi… The roads are flooded, traffic is a nightmare and accidents are commonplace… Cars are forced to avoid water-filled potholes, and in doing so, usually end up stuck in a ditch or cause mayhem by driving on the wrong side of the road… On my […]