Pain and Gain | The Olkaria Experience
How’dy good people!
Oh my it’s been
a minute, an eternity hasn’t it! Humble apologies for my erratic and very scattered posts. Let’s just blame it on life and move on shall we?
Now, as we celebrated Mashujaa Day I had the great fortune of being
misled to do something I have thought of before, but never really put it to mind until yesterday. Accompanied by 4 other gentlemen, who are also my close buddies in work and life, we psyched ourselves to do something our 5 unfit bodies would later regret.
Hidden in Naivasha, lies a great spa. Kengen have taken the opportunity to begin, and still continue constructing what will be among the best (and probably biggest?) naturally heated spas. Harnessing the condensed steam emitted into the atmosphere by the natural geysers, the steam is then condensed and cooled into a pool – entering at a searing 300 degrees Celsius – before being channelled into the vast spa at much lower temperatures (30 – 35 degrees) The naturally heated pool is rich in minerals said to be beneficial for skin rehabilitation and cleansing purposes. For what it’s worth, it definitely is a must go to place, and you can read more about it here.
Back to these 5 unfit chaps who thought biking 28.something kilometres on torturous terrain was a sound idea. At the day’s end, the only oasis was the spa. The biking experience was very scenic but the murderous pain our backsides are nursing is a testament that prudence sometimes should rule over adrenaline. Or not. The rush, the pain, all led to a single gain.
And so I salute my 4 fellow brave yet in hind sight (no pun intended) not so bright, partners in crime. Let’s do this again amigos!! cc/ Tuja Kimori, Chris Mwenda, Dennis Karingithi and David Muraguri.
The rest as they say, is history. Enjoy the snippets of the trip.
Photo credits: Tuja Kimori, Shadrack Mwamburi