Yes, it's true! As this post is aired today, we'll be on our way to the airport. We're flying out of Kenya to an undisclosed destination. I should be online again on Friday and will mail you from our new country.
We're leaving with very, very sad hearts but it's for the best. (more about our new life later, promise) Right now I'm more concerned about our three cats who fly out with us. Shadow is a seasoned traveller; he entering his fourth country! Ginger and Ambrose were born in the valley and apart from two trips to the vet in Eldoret, they've not been anywhere else.
However, all three cats' health documents, passports and general health and well-being are in in order and they're safely locked in their travel cages until their destination later this evening.
I hoped to do a post before I left, on what I'll miss about Kenya, the valley and the camp. But time just ran out on me. I will post about this later, because as I said last week, this is the best place we have spent time in.
Our last view of sunrise over the valley as we travel up the mountain to Eldoret Airport
My garden early yesterday morning. It's no wonder that I'm sad to leave here...
My house was always surrounded by birds, birdsong and calls. These Black-headed Oriole were permanent visitors in our garden and their call sounded to me like "Gerald Durrell"! (I use mnemonics to remember things like bird calls)
I can tell you that Ginger was much happier in the garden
Or resting on the settee rather than being cooped up in a cage on travelling to a strange country!
Ambrose loves sitting on my desk in front of the window...(Note how his tongue protrudes like Ginger's above)
Here he is on the luggage in the spare room (You're not leaving without me!)
For Shadow it's just another day at the office. C'mon guys, it's only a trip in the car and then on the airplane. Easy when it's the third time for you, Shadow!
To everyone reading this, please think of us as we travel with trunks, suitcases, backpacks and three cats to our new destination. I'll be back online as soon as I can!