The year is just few days old and the calendar page is still fresh. However the year begun so well as usual thanks to an adventure idea that just came from the blue skies.
My Travel blogger brother #TravelWithEliud called me with a plan to go cycling together with some of our friends at least to welcome the new year in a unique way, whom am I to say “No”?
We met up in town on the 1st day of 2019 and headed off to Langata where we were to pick up our bikes and set out for the fun cycling day as planned.
After catching up with each other we got set up and changed to our cycling attires, testing our toys for the day as allocated to each and everyone.
When all was set out, we were out of our start off point enjoy the almost free roads (seems people of the city were yet to arrive) as the always busy langata road looked less busy as to its usual.
Slow and sure we roared our tyres against the tarmac with our first destination being Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage where we were not so lucky as we found visitation hours were just over and everyone was getting out (thanks to million of stop overs on our way)
This was more of a special day as we initiated our Brother of #TravelWithEliud into cycling as he has been pushing us have him join us as we cycle together and on this day it was his first time to cycle fully kitted except from his beloved military hiking boots which to our surprise were comfortable to him all day.
Due to our lateness for visiting the baby elephants we couldn’t be allowed to go in but who are we to walk away without a picture of an elephant?
We found a wooden carving of an elephant and made use of it to console ourselves and it turned out feeling like we had seen the elephants above all got better pictures with an elephant with us
As to mark our visitation, we also had to take the landmark picture to helping anyone not to doubt about orphanage
We continued our cycling fun and we were headed out for our next stop that was on the other side of the Elephant orphanage
It was not an easy day to some friends as the climbs kept getting tougher and opted to give a favour to their bikes by pushing them up the climbs rather than having their bikes take them up the climbs
However, no matter how hard it turned out on the uphills, we never failed to have great moments for resting and trying our modeling skills
Few kilometers on our count we made it to our second destination and this time we checked in into Giraffe center where as usual got close to giraffes, fed them
and others tried the usual thing getting a kiss from this humble animals
Later after receiving kisses and feeding the giraffes we were off yet to our final destination.
We were off pushing ourselves for Oloolua Nature Trail for a nature walk and showing off our skills at modeling and enjoying photography sessions may to capture our first pictures of 2019
It was an amazing experience catching up with friends of whom we enjoy traveling together and no other way was better to welcome a new year than this.
At the end of the day we were so happy that one of ours joined the cycling fraternity and adventure. I am hopeful to see him cycle more and enjoy the cycling life.
May 2019 be a great one for all travel along may it bring more travel stories and amazing destinations.
Happy new year