After 10 full days in The Netherlands, I am back in Nanyuki. I came with a lot of greetings, meetings, hugs from Ivan and liquorice supplies. In the meantime, Freddy has carried out several field trips so he has been everything but bored.
Someone else who is going to visit The Netherlands is the president of Kenya, Kenyatta. Not for a nice reason like a wedding, but because he is prosecuted by the International Criminal Court in The Hague. He is charged for responsibility for crimes against humanity during the violence after the 2007 elections. The deputy president, Ruto, is also charged with this. “Geen chef die echt de baas is” in the song above, means “There is no chef who is really the boss” (It is a song from 1996 that describes Holland). It seems like this is not only true for Holland.
By now we have seen Mounty Kenya a few times, still misty, but still. Our house is at an altitude of about 2000 meter and the mountain reaches 5000 meter. Yesterday we went with the motor up the mountain, into the forest. We were in the part that is not in the National Park, so you can just enter. Still there are a lot of animals. At the river we saw tracks of elephants: paw prints and huge heaps of manure. We also met with a family of baboons. Talking about chefs — we did keep a respectful distance when this Alpha male (in the picture at the center) jumped on the road. And then we returned home, to our lunch and Bones dvd-box, another nice souvenir from The Netherlands.
P.S: The turning water at the equator is related to the Coriolis effect: When an object moves in a straight line, but is observed from a rotating frame of reference, it is seen as following a curved path. This effect is the reason why winds and ocean currents are deflected, clockwise in the northern hemisphere and counter-clockwise in the southern hemisphere. But on the much smaller scale of cups of water, the Coriolis effect is nullified by other influences, like the rotation of the water when it hits the cup, and the shape of the cup. Disclaimer: This wisdom comes straight from Wikipedia.