It’s officially the weekend, so again no school today. We decided to get out of the house for the day and assist in the making of a Latrine (long drop toilet) at Kimuka School, about 1 and a half walk away using a shortcut. It was great to have a morning walk, just the two of us, and walking off the beaten path in the real Kenyan Plains along a very weak trail. Our minds did wander back to our trip to the Cook Islands 2 years ago where we decided a similar walk with no trail, and got very lost! We only found our way by following the path of the flowing stream. The only problem here being there was no sign of water where we were, let alone a river!! We felt like real African Adventurers now…despite still both being petrified of running into a snake! On the way we did run into the nicest local lady, who happened to be walking home from where were going. She had seen us walking before (we are easy to spot!!) and was happy to confirm that we were heading in the right direction!
After scaling some rocks and walking further across the plains we discovered the road again which led directly to Kimuka School, where we met with fellow volunteers to help with their project, and have some lunch. Then it was time for the long walk home in the blistering afternoon sun (after skulking a Coke from the local Kimuka shop!)
On arrival back home we were long overdue a shower (a great way to cool down with no pools or coastlines about!) before joining the family for the daily chores of collecting water, firewood and cooking…well Jordan read a book for the cooking part, as it’s still being very much frowned upon when he asks to help in the kitchen!