A hot day in the hills of Ethiopia today as the riders climbed away from Yabello to our bush camp about 80kms away from the Kenyan border which we head to tomorrow. We have really hit rural Ethiopia now and although we had a small crowd at our campsite, once they had looked, checked us out, asked some questions (through Wundy and Addis, our Ethiopian locals) they soon left to go about their business which was bringing the herds of cattle in for the day. There is a large well near where we are staying so we’ve been watching them bring water up for the cattle to drink. Everyone is looking a bit exhausted and red this afternoon. We can expect more heat as we head into Kenya and into the desert where we leave behind the tarmac and roll over some of the toughest terrain on this trip – the Dida Galgalu desert.