Life is going well here in Kenya, I finally feel settled and like Nanyuki is our home. I've not written for a few months, not because we've not done anything blog-worthy but because I've just not been able to find the right words. Life has definitely had it's ups and downs but I feel like this year is going to be a good one and I'm determined to make it so.
The other thing that reminded us we weren't in the UK was the weather (sorry to gloat) it's so hot here at the moment, if it hadn't been for the shade of the forest we would never have made it to the caves. It was lovely strolling along, watching the way the light dappled the path. There were so many butterflies but I failed to get any pictures of them, the colours were beautiful; blue, yellow, tiny weeny orange and white ones.
As we neared the caves we began to hear water and were confronted with some rather unimpressive puddles. Like I say it's really hot here at the moment so we've had no rain for several weeks now.
As I'm a complete wimp when it comes to cliff edge situations. Jeffwa explored the far side of the rock face and confirmed that yes we were in the right place. We were quite disappointed at this point because it appeared that this was as much cave as we would be seeing. After exploring further we discovered a track that led down to the small lake at the bottom. You have no idea how proud of myself I am for negotiating it, I most definitely was not a mountain goat in a previous life. I had a few moments where I truly thought I couldn't walk down but had a word with myself and slowly made my way down (some of it on my bottom as I was so scared)
It was so worth it!!!!!!
What a place! What's really incredible is that people actually lived here.
Then we had to cross the most rickety bridge....obviously I made Jeffwa go across first!! Cue more shaking and self doubt from me, because once we established that it was safe as he didn't plunge to his death, it was my turn.
It was soooo worth it (again)
I won't bore you with the details of our picnic (it was well deserved let me tell you) but safe to say we had a fantastic mini adventure and we're already planning the next one! Hopefully our feet won't be so sore next time. The walk back was not as fun mainly because we struggled to find the car!
Happy New Year again, miss you all lots