Tuesday marked the first day of work at
We took 20 minute breaks in between the working because it got much hotter around 10:00. We paused for a quick breakfast of cereal, eggs, chai, and hot chocolate, and were then given assignments for the rest of the day. Aaron, Hannah,
Work for the rest of the day only got hotter, and in the middle of the scorching heat (and no cloud cover), one of the boys pointed out that it “was a cool day, but you are too hot, yes?” We have been lucky with the weather however, and it has been normal/cool in terms of
A huge chain was organized at the end of the work day to get clay bricks from one side of the compound to the other. The children of the village all joined in and we got a lot done! Many of the bricks started breaking because some of the kids started having too much fun, I suppose, and tossing them like baseballs. We nixed the chain idea in the end, and started carrying bricks back and forth,
After the work day was done, a number of us made the journey down into the village to get a cold, well-deserved, Coca-Cola. We found there was one store that offered ice cold refreshment after asking some of the Masai. It seemed we bought out the store’s Coke supply, and then enjoyed an amazing soda as many Masai men and women looked on curiously.
First up for homestays in the bomas of Shompole were Rob, Ian, Hugo, Jun Gi, Virginia, Madeleine Hicks, Julia, Laurie, Ross, and Shani. They left before dinner for their remote locations dotted around the conservation area, and what a feast they missed! It was, in my opinion, the best dinner that our chef from