From Dublin to the beautiful coast of Kenya
Well we finally got underway with the 'Big Trip'. After weeks/months/years of planning, I'm a tired ollie but delighted to be writing the first entry from the terrace of Jambo House on the Island of Lamu located on coast of kenya on the Indian Ocean. It took about 30 hours to get here but as i look out over the terrace, I'm convinced it was worth it.
We had orginally planned our to go running with the champions in Iten in the rift valley but had a last minute change of plan as Ger wasn't 'running fit' for another few weeks so are delaying teaching the Kenyans a thing or two about running (i wish) for the time being. Instead we chose to come to Lamu for some chill out time on the beach and to soak up some of the fascinating culture that exists here. We arrived by a domestic flight from nairobi and I have to say, it was a great experience. We boarded a tiny plane with only 4 other passengers and took to the skies. It left 1/2 hour ahead of schedule as 'we were all there ahead of time' and even got a little brown bag with a roll and water in it as we boarded. I should have perhaps have been nervous about such a small plane etc but it was far too much fun for that.
Thats it for today. we will begin our exploration of Lamu tomorrow. Right now, time for some fresh fish and a beer!