day two took us from moji moto hot spring to a campsite near lake nyumba ya mungu (house of god).
along the way, we encountered this man at one of our break spots. he was a bit drunk, crazy and carrying a machete (as so many people carried along the way). while he looks a bit scary, (i think) he was pretty much harmless.
this was a church service nearby one of our break points.
at one point, we learned that one of the bridges was down because of the recent rains. so ake (our main guide) ended up having to negotiate with one of the local sugarcane farmers, to see if he would allow us to bypass the bridge via his land. it took a while, but in the end, we were able to pass through the farmer’s land.
this man, from the village we stayed at while ake did his negotiating, provided drew a map in the dirt and provided directions for us.
while ake went to speak with the farmer, we were able to spend lots of time with these wonderful people.
the children so loved the beach balls we shared with them.
this was the bridge at the end of the farmer’s land. it was a
wee bit very unsteady and…scary. our landcruisers weren’t allowed not the bridge so they had to take a really long way around.
entering another village district (karibu = welcome).
waiting for the cows to pass.
lots of falls. everyone crashed at least once.
our doc, who was the best sleeper and snorer. and a great doc too.
our incredible guides.
the driver of the land cruiser that pulled the bike trailer.
the bike mechanic, who also took video and some photographs for adventure international.
getting our campsite ready. the guys worked so amazingly hard each and every day.
each day, the bikes were meticulously cleaned, inspected and repaired, if needed.
a few maasai men walking through our camp. you can see the batteries on the left, which were recharged daily by solar panels.
locals from the nearby maasai village…