Day 3 Rest Day

It rained very hard all night up here at Shira camp, but Jeff and I got the best night sleep since being in Africa.  Unfortunately, I woke up nauseous with my head pounding.  But as I slowly got up and moving I felt better.  Instead of altitude sickness, I am thinking it was sinus pressure brought on by the night rain.  We all did a 60 minute light hike to Shira camp 2 just to keep our legs moving.  We got our first glimpse of the summit and there was tons of snow on top.  As the day went on and the sun warmed the mountain up, we noticed much of the snow was gone.

The highlight today was that we attended a wedding ceremony!  Yep.  A couple in our group – who have actually been together for 15 years – decided they wanted to make it official.  It was a beautiful ceremony all fit with 30 minutes of African singing performed by our 40 porter crew.  They gathered in a circle and sang their hearts out and our cook made them a cake.  It was an unforgettable time for everyone.  So joyous!

We leave in the morning for a 5 hour hike to Lava camp at 14,000 feet.  We have had very little phone reception here so far, so we haven’t been getting these posts out.  Hopefully we’ll get some reception tomorrow.

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First glimpse of Uhuru Peak!

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Robyn and George, sharing their hearts with one another during their wedding ceremony.

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Wedding reception!

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Posted on August 21, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Hi Ang, Jeff and Chrisie!! So glad to hear from you! Happy to hear everyone is feeling good for the most part! Love the posts! We are so very excited for you!! Hope the next leg is as good as the others. Love to you, Kathryn

  2. Looks and sounds like you are having a wonderful time. Hope all continue to go well.

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