Friday, September 16, 2011

It's a dry world.

Hi all! It’s BLAZING hot here today at TBI. I don’t know the exact temperature conversions (Kenya uses the Celsius system) but I know we are definitely well over 100 degrees Fahrenheit here. To give you an idea, I drank over 3 litres of water today and a nap in the afternoon left me soaked in sweat. However, class continues here hot or well, hotter. Class started this Monday, and we’ve done a variety of things since then including going to the outskirts of the camp to explore the landscape, going down by the river and crossing it and getting lost during one of our class activities. Turns out, I did not know how to read the compass as well I believed…but now I know. In addition, we have also learned how to use GPS devices, how to measure elevations with simple instruments and how to calculate the flow of water in rivers. All in all, these lessons have been very educational but also very valuable if I ever got lost in the middle of nowhere.

Today is the fifth day of class but surprise; it’s not the last of the week because here we also have class on Saturdays. No fear though because we’ve been assured that tomorrow will be a fun filled day out of the camp. We will be going to the lake and not only around it but we will actually get on a boat and get to an island in the middle of it, which is actually the tip of a volcano turned mountain. Not bad for a Saturday huh?

Here are some pictures of various happenings from the past few days:

P.S You can find TBI on Google Earth but you have to spend a good few minutes scanning the west area of Lake Turkana.

1 comment:

  1. Is that you in the last pic Hui?! Lols. Your Saturdays sound a lot better than mine! Will you be whipping out a compass when you return to NY?