His beloved Subaru BH5 TX Manual was our preferred mode of transport. We had changed the timing belt, clutch, pressure plate, release & pilot bearings a month ago & did minor service on Wednesday… so it was looking good!
After fueling a full tank of Shell VPower, we strapped the kids in & set out at 06.15hrs. This was going to be a slower drive as we had kids in the car..
I wanted to test the 8MP camera of the Nokia N9 so I decided to use it as my camera for the day…
That was the last pic I took and I took over driving with 90kms to go…. It was a fun drive, the car was on point, the kids were asleep and no stupid drivers on the road. We got to Eldoret safely at 10.10 am and were asked to wait till 11am as the kids were still in class.
11am came quickly and we got to hang out with the kids and had a brilliant time…
At 16.15, we started our journey back… I was behind the wheel and the goal was to be past Nakuru before dusk. Those that have used this route at night know it’s a pain in the eyes as oncoming traffic drives with Full Beams and spotlights making it really hard for the other drivers. Past Molo and the yumpy Timboroa, we hit a Diversion that was really bad!!
So much dust, I was on full beams and sometimes I couldn’t see anything!
There were logs, broken down trucks and boulders and very rough. Made for a really bad driving experience, I was surprised the kids didn’t wake up.
We rejoined the main road at the infamous Sachangwan and enjoyed the rest of the journey.
We made it to Nakuru by 18.45 and were home before 9pm. We covered 583Kms and had fuel that can last for another +70 Kms. I loved the drive, it was therapeutic and made the petrol head in me happy:-)