Monday, August 25, 2008

Kenya Part 2

Photo 1
In this picture you can see Steve is standing on a huge pile of volcanic rock in the middle of a volcanic crater. The volcano (thankfully) isn't there anymore, because when it last erupted about a 1000 years ago, it totally flattened itself and now there's nothing left but rock , although our guide did say that it's only just in the last 100 years or so that plantlife have started growing around the rock, which is why you can see a little greenery too. I added the wording... 'Where's room service when I need it?' as there was nowhere nearby for refreshments or anything, oh to be a man on occasions such as these!!! The photo in the bottom left of Photo 1 is of a giant spider. We had just found the perfect spot to sit and sunbathe within the grounds of our hotel, right by the pool (and the bar). When we were comfortable, I laid back on my sunlounger only to see 'Boris' right above me. God knows how, but I managed to stay still long enough to get a picture before we made a hasty retreat. Well, it was only fair, he was there before us - and he can stay there too, if you ask me!

Photo 2
Just passing through. This is one of the monkeys we saw on our safari travels. He didn't seem too bothered by us, in fact, he even got up and gave us this little pose. Bless him! The embellishments in this photograph are again by Jolee's and the postage stamp is an original one from Kenya.

Photo 3
This is Steve and a couple we met while on safari having a look through the telescope within the grounds of our hotel, which overlooked a vast landscape. We managed to find a herd of elephants at a watering hole, a family of giraffes grazing, some lions and some water buffalo.

Photo 4
This is the final page of my safari scrapbook and this has the most amazing coloured lizard featured at the top. Together with a picture of Kenya at sunrise and Kenya at sunset. It truly has some of the most breathtaking sunsets you've ever seen and the red dust roads are in themselves a sight to see. At night, the hotel staff spray the thatched roofs with some form of bug spray and in the morning when you come down for your breakfast, there are literally hundreds of these scorpions lying around on the ground and in the flowerbeds. This one was about the size of the palm of my hand, and we were informed that he was not one of the largest species in the area. Believe me, there was no way I would've photographed this bad boy if he hadn't already been dead!

Hope you enjoyed looking at my memories book of Kenya, one day...I'll be back!

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