An Easy Day
A new section, an overheating truck, flat roads, a great coffee stop, Gunther having slicks on his mountain bike and a lake campsite ahead marked our departure from Addis Ababa early this morning. The riders have all commented on the fact that this was possibly the easiest day on the tour so far since leaving Cairo. Everyone was in camp by 2.30pm.
Tonight we are staying on Lake Koka, with its lush green vegetation and mountains rising up in the distance. At present, the campsite is littered with thermarests and bodies that are either sleeping, reading, listening to music, talking and enjoying the cool breeze and sunny weather. (some of the more motivated ones are working on their bikes). We have seen monkeys, storks, ibis and vultures along the way today and fisherman are hanging out near the campsite with enormous fish to sell. Fortunately for us, Miles sourced out some fish so we can have fresh fish and couscous for dinner. How does that saying go: “Life is so good”