I went on numerous recues with Fikiri, who goes to pick the turtles up once a fisherman has called; he tags the turtles and checks they not injured. Once that is completed they either get taken to the conservation area to be released or else they go to the rehabilitation centre if they need attention.
I also experienced swimming with the turtles with one of the most passionate staff, Kahini. You put a leash on the front fin and swim out with the turtles in the ocean until they get tired. This is to improve strength and fitness. Now Kahindi refuses to wear fins as he also wants to get fit, so I thought it would be a good idea to join him. Umm what a mistake as the turtle swims forever… I was exhausted once we got back to shore- was nice however to get some real exercise in.
I would like to thank Nicky (founder) and Hetty (manager) for their hospitality. I had a wonderful time and am sure to be back for a visit. I hope that we can also work together in the future.
From Watamu I decided to take a short cut on a dirt track to avoid Mombasa’s traffic. Again I made the wrong decision and got stuck numerous times. Thank goodness for the winch and I was able to get myself out. Many thoughts crossed my mind on how crazy I am sometimes and going on bad roads in the middle of nowhere is not very advisable- not to self.
Back in Nairobi to attend a presentation at the British High Commission, I am so glad I attended as I met with the founders of Aleutia. They have made “A Solar classroom in a box”, which is basically what is sounds like. A low cost educational classroom with PC’s with educational programmes. Similar to the XO idea but these are big monitor screens and the children can’t take them home.
I am wanting to invest in this for the St Mary’s school in Tanzania, I keep writing to companies to support but I have not had much luck as of yet. I am sure my break will come. I have promised I will help this school and I won’t stop until I have! So please spread the word and try help.
I have moved on from Kenya now and back in Kampala to attend a few meetings for the International Awards for Young Adults. There may be opportunities for me to work hand in hand with them, so hold thumbs!
Lastly, I am awaiting the arrival of a friend Marie France who will be flying into to Kampala on Thursday and will be joining me in Uganda for 10 days. I am very excited and I am sure she will have a blast! Once she departs I will be travelling with two American boys from Uganda to Sudan. Stephen and Nolan who are riding on 400cc Honda XR’s to raise funds for orphans in Africa. Quite the adventure for them as they have hardly any luggage and have no backup vehicle. I wish them the best to raise enough funds to meet their target.