- Bird Watching
- Hot Springs
- Views & Scenery
e taking shade under acacia trees that have grown in parches sporadically across the land surrounding the lake. Some young boys ran into the lake, throwing their clothes off, and dived into the water and begun splashing about, much to the delight of their friends who were watching from the shores.
When you sit to look at the flamingos, you can feel the vegetation cover that looks like grass but is not grass prick right through the trousers if they are made of cotton, and they do not make for very inviting seats. I did not ask, but made a wild assumption that it was Lake Floor vegetation cover, now laid bare under the hot African sun. (Even though there are some who refute the reality of global warming, it is there and it is real, and this is one of its effects.) The same African sun that saw us take shade under the acacia trees like the locals we saw earlier.
On the walk back, the sun was setting, and we enjoyed the backdrop of the hills, now magnified by their nearness that always seemed like small ridges to me while on the Nakuru -Eldoret highway. The lake is a simple lake, that lets you unwind from the pressures of everyday life and the busy working life, while reminding you of how tiny you are in the expanse of the Universe, how beautiful the world is despite human drudgery and horrifying acts of nature, and quite profoundly how wonderful is The Hand that guides all of nature.
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