Sunday, 15 August 2010

The animals came in two-by two...

I have had a great day today. I worked until midday, had a nice curry for lunch and then went to an animal orphanage, not far from where I am staying out here. It was quite an experience and for a few Kenyan Shillings, things got very interesting... is a pic of me being used as a feeding station by a Colobus Monkey:

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The same feeding station but with a different kind of monkey (I can't remember the species...sorry):

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After the monkeys had finished, I managed to go and see some Cheetas...but I never thought I'd get this close...

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I was lost for words over the cheeta meeting and had a cheesy grin for the rest of the afternoon. What did this little trip cost? Less than 3000Kenyan Shillings (that is less than £26-00)...the best money I have spent in a fair while, I can tell you.

After the trip to the animal orphanage, we went to a rather posh country hotel and had coffee and a few beers over looking the grounds. There were peacocks, storks and all manner of other birds pottering about the immaculately kept grounds and croquet lawn. I should have taken my swimming shorts as they had a really nice outdoor pool too...

I guess I won't be topping this day too soon...although Tuesday, I will be abseiling down a waterfall, canyoning and rock climbing...go figure?!

Did I say that I am getting paid to do all this (as well as work very hard out here)? That is, as they say, life in a blue suit!

See you across the savannah


Phil Curran said...

Well it's nice to see someone with luck on their side. I'm glad you're having a nice time.

Inso said...

Cheers! All the 'little wins' out here make up for being away from home and family for 6 weeks...during the summer holidays.

It is good to get away from the usual work routine too.