27 thoughts on “Random pictures

  1. Barry says:

    Great photography. I find the concept of describing an area as “hilly country” quite odd, especially the terrain you’ve labelled as “hilly country”. On the other hand, I find the vast vistas of flat land in many of your pictures here and in other posts quite amazing. I find it very difficult to conceptualise. Here, “hilly” is the norm. We’re more likely call out an area for being “flat” as they are few and far between and relatively small in area.

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    • makagutu says:

      Thank you, Barry.
      There places here that are just flats. That particular area for example I had an elevation change from 2040 to 1540 in less than 20km and on a bike that can have some steep sections

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  2. renudepride says:

    Excellent images! Any of you actually riding your bicycle? LOL! Naked hugs, my Kenyan brother! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. john zande says:

    Not so busy airport was where?

    (I like not so busy airports.)

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    • nannus says:

      How are you, not so busy these days? Or very busy?

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      • john zande says:

        Busy… Lot’s of balls in the air, AND I had to go get a Covid test today!

        You doing OK?

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        • makagutu says:

          Were you suffering any symptoms or you planning on traveling some place?

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          • john zande says:

            I went to have a bleeding and their machine said I had a fever and low oxygen levels. Long story short, was sent to the emergency room… and had no fever and my oxygen levels were fine. Still, had to have a test so I can have the bleeding. Hopefully hear today.

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            • Nan says:

              Is “bleeding” the same as “donating blood”?? Never heard that term before … sounds rather gruesome.

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              • john zande says:

                Same process, but I can’t ‘donate’ the blood because I have too many red blood cells… Mortal human bodies would freak out if they got my blood ๐Ÿ™‚

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                  • john zande says:

                    My marrow produces too much blood, and that blood also has too many red blood cells in it… which is why I’d make an excellent marathon runner (or mountain climber) because of all the oxygen in my system. Wasn’t a problem until a few years ago, and is only a problem now because of some small veins in my ankles don’t want to handle the job. Solution: drain half a litre of blood. Literally, it’s just like letting the pressure out.

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            • makagutu says:

              That sounds like treatment by guesswork.
              Hopefully all is well, I hope.

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        • nannus says:

          Hi John, am fine. Just glad to see a sign of life from you here. Since you announced you had to stop blogging for some time because of health reasons, I was a bit worried and with the epidemic and that fascist Mr. B. in charge in Brazil, I was a bit worried. My daughter was in Brazil twice just before the pandemic started and has made some friends over there and what we heared from there recently sounded quite horrible.
          With respect to the virus, I just got an appointment for vacination next week. I am doing fine. I have still not comming around to blogging again, too busy, but I am going to retire next year and hope to have more time then. At least, over the last three years, I was able to publish some philosophical stuff in an online journal called “Borderless Philosophy”, see: https://www.academia.edu/49080371/Borderless_Philosophy_4_2021_Table_of_Contents_Including_Links_to_Articles?email_work_card=thumbnail (hope Mak does not mind that I put this link here).

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      • makagutu says:

        I am fine my friend. Not too busy with work. Maybe busy running or cycling when I can. And taking a few photos while at it.

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        • nannus says:

          Thank you, I am fine. I am also doing a lot of cycling at the moment since it is summer now. I am doing something like 30 to 40 km a day after work plus another 80 or 90 on at least one weekend day. We are having some kind of competition here for the promotion of biking. About 100 colleagues from my company are taking part and within that group, I am on place 6 now with 733 km since June 6th (not bad if I consider that I am turning 60 this year) and our company is on rank 9 within the city of Hannover, with teams from different businesses, schools, universities etc. taking part. The whole thing is running for 3 weaks, ending this week saturday. Of course, there are people with racing bikes who drive by far larger distances than I do, but that is a different type of sports.
          I really like the northern German landscape, but we cannot compete with the beauty of Kenya, as you show it to us in some of your pictures :-), except maybe for a few special places here.

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          • makagutu says:

            That is great distance especially accounting for age. That could be the same distance I have clocked in the same period but only because i do close to 200km on a single weekend ride and try to fill up the other days when i can spare time.
            Keep riding and have a great time.

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    • makagutu says:

      Kisumu airport, not so busy. Wilson airport (Nairobi), small but very busy

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  4. basenjibrian says:

    Beautiful country!

    I should have taken some photographs of the coast this weekend! Lots of nice little 10% climbs for my plump middle age

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