Yes Beauty BUT theres a twist that needs to be addressed!.. ‘Rubbish’.. plastic strewn around a spring??!!…
I think alot of people are happy its December… the end of a long ‘rubbish’ year!.. We are still here, and so far have not had to start eating the camels to survive!.. I’ve been wondering what one does with a hundred beautiful bull camels if we don’t get any safaris!!?? .. Theres no corona out here in the bush so ‘come all ye good people’.. come and walk, laugh, and sing.. give the camels a reason to be alive!… away from the news, the wars, the modern world!! ..
I was walking down this beautiful lugga recently and just thought this MASSIVE rock that had split in half was amazing.. What caught my eye was this sweet little minature garden!
So much part of Northern Kenya… Lugga’s.. They are fasinating to walk down, winding dry river beds that take you all the way from the mountains down to the dry country… as you get to each corner you get this urge to keep going .. and this lugga is one of those.. The landscape is different every corner you take, trees change around each bend, AND soooooo many lovely birds and reptiles, living in these rocks!!
BUT.. OHHHHH but.. look what we found… Rubbish (plastic).. in this BEAUTIFUL spot, even in the eye of the spring… Milgis will have a big meeting with the community that use this spring to explain the WHOLE story of plastic rubbish.. Most of the packets in the water here are washing soap… Not that long ago omo and all these soaps were sold in cardboard boxes… CAN WE NOT GO BACK TO THAT??
Freddy and Harry mentioned in my last blog who are helping us make a film on ‘ the repercussions of burning the forests’ are also making a short film explaining all about plastic rubbish… Both films will be shown along with our Ramate e Losho film to ALL communities in Milgis coverage..
Onwards down the lugga waterfall after water fall.. BUT dry.. Imagine what it looks like in the rains…
A stop for breakfast…
Recently two of our uni students, Safarin and Lotemo got married in a very interesting half traditional and half modern wedding… What I know is they had many supporters!! In Samburu land you don’t invite the guests, the guests invite themselves and the more people that come the better!! thats what i mean by supporters!!!
I just wanted to mention that all the many students, that you good people reading this, have kindly sponsored through schools, colleges and universities, are all doing well.. and coming back to help and are all FANTASTIC ambassadors to our work… Together we will win!
Last month we had a difficult time once again getting help for this elephant.. He was limping REALLY badly and had not moved more than a half a km for about 10 days from his spot.. We tried to get close to find out his problem but he was not having it!.. If only one could tell a wild animal, all I want to do is help!… Thankfully KWS vet Dr Njoroge, and Pilot Ian lemayan pitched up, and after rather a stenuous and chaotic time trying NOT to stress the elephant, again he was not making it easy!… they managed to dart him and THANK GOODNESS it was not a gun shot wound or the dreaded ‘lokuchum’ .. It was either a minor fracture of a small bone, or a bad sprain.. Anyway.. after the treatment he got up well, and moved, or lets say limped off east down the Milgis lugga BUT so happy to say that 3 weeks later our scouts that had been checking on his progress said he had safely joined a herd and was almost better…
Talking of rescues!!!
And finally I hope you have been watching Saturn and Jupiter get closer and closer in the sky.. its been so exciting for us all here..
‘Happy days’ to you all and to the end of 2020.. And a wonderful start and positive thoughts for 2021!