Day two of nature trail clearing in the forest.
Day one of the trail clearing ended well, with most volunteers exhausted and drained by the hot sun, it was all the same a very successful day as a good portion of the trail was cleared and our KWS transport vehicle could now pass with ease.
The team was so exhausted after about five hours of serious work in the forest the previous day.
Part of the cleared trail.
The guys decided to visit the beach, as some of them have never been to the coast and had never seen the ocean, you know living quite close to the ocean you tend to think that everyone has seen the ocean only to find out you are wrong, I was a bit shocked when some of the volunteers admitted that they have never seen the ocean, this made me open my mind more to reality.
Day two saw the volunteers rise before the morning sun to do birding, David Ngala our conservation officer and a guide at Arabuko-Sokoke forest was delighted to direct the group in the birding activity.
Early morning birding.
Later on that morning, we embarked on the hard work, slashers, axes, and pangas ( a type of machete) were among the tools were took with us. Working as a team we mobilized ourselves and we were able to clear a large portion.
come on lets clear this.
Yuda busy chopping a tree that had blocked the road.
Mercy is helped clear the shrub by the KWS ranger.
We took a break at mid day to look back at our progress then embark back on the work.
Break time. – the team having snacks.
It was song and laughter as we continued working, we figured making a bit of fun easiness the job, and true to that before long, we were done for the day, only to begin again the next day.
lets have a laugh – Onesums seeem to be telling the rest.
End of a tiresome day – the team waiting to be transported back to camp.
A day well spent, as we waited to be ferried back to camp, we couldnt wait to relax at Gede ruins and the beach!
To be continued…..
FoASF – Manager
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