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Northern Kenya: Maralal – Isiolo -Marsabit

Best and worst road of the trip; unbelivably beautiful, but whoa…. the corrugations.
As a result, first breakdown of the trip: a loud clattering from the back left wheel. The road had sheared the bolts of the back brake plate.

Modelling the brake back plate. Near Kisima, Northern Kenya... First time we've used a jack!

Modelling the brake back plate. Near Kisima, Northern Kenya… First time we’ve used a jack!

The wheel must come off. Near Kisima, Northern Kenya

The wheel must come off. Near Kisima, Northern Kenya

Couldnt get it off from below, but it didnt seem to be connected to anything very important..mud protector for the calipers Chris from JJs said when i phoned.  We took of the wheel, curious samburu and zebra looking on. Came off ok, we’ll get it welded later on.

Rest off the trip wonderful, red sand all about, and mountains ahead.

Maralal - Wamba Road, Northern Kenya

Maralal – Wamba Road, Northern Kenya

Thought about bushcamping but hit the isiolo road – too tarred so headed back to Isiolo for the night. Cheap and not very good hotel.

Isiolo-Marsabit Road, Kenya

Isiolo-Marsabit Road, Kenya

The Isiolo- Marsabit road was – for most of the way –  the best of the trip, beautiful tar and no trucks. Stopped for coffee, then to give Lisa, a Rendite woman a lift to her first job at KCB in  Marsabit.

The tar ended here, for about, 50km. More corrugations, but not disastrously so.

Quick stop for a rotting hyena – professional courtesy that no other scavengers taking adavantage? Lisa said it had been there for three days.

Rotting Hyena, Marsabit

Rotting Hyena, Marsabit

Henrys camp is low-key but very comfortable. A GP numberplate! Lovely dinner and chat with Sue (swiss) and Albert ( West Rand) on there way back from Ethiopia, on 2yr long trip.

Chilled day prepping for Ethiopia, Henry’s is good for that.

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Hooray! Henry’s!

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