I cycled alone. I chose my own time schedule; when I was hungry, what I would do in my breaks, whatever length of time I wanted for my breaks. These minor factors seemed very exciting, I felt free.
The weather has been on our side, there is always Blue Skies. The cold came for a few nights although winter but only in the night. In Africa the sun returns every day and heat is once again spread across the land it is great. I was never afraid of getting too cold. This was also due to my amazing 3 season sleeping bag - Thanks to Kathmandu I was always snug in the night time.
I am surprised I have seen more armoured crickets alive than dead. These big insects love crossing the main road. They look like they’re tip toeing along the road with ballet shoes on. Suddenly I whoosh past on my bike. I hope they know how lucky they are for not yet being squashed. They hold their ballerina feet onto the road like they are in sticky honey and let the force of the wind and bike move their body. It is great to watch.