Back in the Southern Hemisphere! In Nairobi now, 2 days south of the Equator and all is going very well. I checked that Orion’s belt is now upside down, just to confirm that all is as it should be and that the ‘Equator’ sign we cycled past wasn’t lying. Mount Kenya made a brief appearance between the rain, wind and clouds three days ago as we navigated our way around it.
The past week has taken us through the Northern parts of Kenya and on some of the toughest roads the Tour has to offer. Hundreds of kilometers of mud, rocks and tears (I left bits of my elbow and leg on a particularly rocky section – but I took awesome memories) took us from the Ethiopian border down to the tarred road just outside of Nairobi. While very challenging, it has also been one of the most desolate and amazing parts of Africa that we have cycled through.
A rest day in Nairobi today is much-needed to repair bicycles, remove mud, dry everything and re-load the legs with some carbs. Then its 2 days ride to Arusha (past Kilimanjaro) for a coupe days of rest at the half-way point.
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