Wednesday 20/11/13

Watamu Beach is known for its marine reserve and turtle rescue centre, as well as having some rather expensive hotels.

There were no turtles to be seen when I went to Turtle Watch, but I have had lunch by the beach and taken a boat to the coral reef.

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On Sunday I went for a 5 hour walk in the Arabuko-Sokoke forest with a local guide and saw, amongst other things, Golden-rumped Elephant Shrew, Fischer’s Turaco and Trumpeter Hornbill.

Due to contacts, I’ve also been to Jua rescue centre for young girls who have been sexually assaulted and are pregnant. It is run by a Dutch woman. They take the girls in, the babies are delivered at the adjoining clinic and they stay for a year, with a further year of follow-up.

I visited Happy House Orphanage, an inspirational home and school run by a couple from Blackpool and tomorrow I’m going to see the work of The Paper chase Trust that provides medical advice, education and much needed funding for clinics.

Very hot and humid here and the electricity is off for some time nearly every day.

Should be back in Nairobi next week.

2 thoughts on “Wednesday 20/11/13

  1. I think your photos are beautiful. Thank you for sharing some of your experience with us. England is cold and clear, at night there is electricity fizzing everywhere in christmas, shop and street lighting. We miss you but at the same time love to think of you in these interesting and different places. Go Rowan!

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