04.09.2009 30 °C
So after my days of travelling here there and everywhere I made my way back to Nanyuki to stay with a friend and spent time chilling out, eating good food and seeing a few sights before we had to go to Nairobi to organise a bike race. Luckily I managed to get out of the organisation side and went to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust where they look after orphaned elephants and an orphaned rhino. We watched them being fed and one of them even came up and touched me with its trunk which was rather special.
Last weekend we started the 10 plus hour drive to the coast with a stop off on the way. We drove through Tsavo East as a short cut and saw lots of elephants and a hippo completely out of the water but it is quite upsetting because it is due to the lack of water and severe drought that all of the country seems to be suffering from.
We reached Malindi on Monday and I decided that I was going to make the most of my last week and live it up! We went to the beach on most days and the waves were really good for body boarding. We also went to a turtle sanctuary, snake farm, the Gede Ruins and the Malindi Museum.
In the evenings I ate some gorgeous seafood, went to a casino, beach party and some good restaurants.
Finally to end the summer I treated myself to a pedicure before travelling to Mombasa to get the flight. The flights went smoothly even though I was sat by a rather rude man and now I have 8 hours to kill in between Heathrow and Gatwick before I can finally go home.
I have had such an amazing summer and have precious memories that I will always treasure but I definately miss home now!
I'll try to put pictures up but don't count on it!!!