Brackenhurst is in one of the many highland areas of Kenya, at over 8,000 feet in elevation. Tea plantations are located where the land is endowed with the perfect conditions - good red soil, consistently nice rainfall, plus bright and sunny days. Tea production is one of Kenya's primary crops, and the harvesting is done primarily by hand.
|Another tea plantation|
|This lovely building at Brackenhurst is where we ate our meals|
|We squeezed in some GeoCaching around the lovely grounds, all the while enjoying the beauty of nature|
|Cool view of the sky and trees through the holes in this leaf|
|I love chameleons, especially Jackson's Three-Horned, and watched this one for a while on a driveway.|
Be sure to see his gait (a way of tricking predators) in this 38-second video I shot.And watch his eyes go back and forth!
|The meals at Brackenhurst are amazing, but one day we were tempted to get something at the small café.|
HA, HA! These pieces of cake were much larger than Susan and I expected :)
|I made this cache at home, out of pop bottle caps. |
I brought it along to replace one that had gone missing in Brackenhurst's forest.
|We did a lot of hiking in the small forest, finding 2-3 caches. After the final one, I expected us to exit via this gate.|
Oh, my! We found it locked! And... it was far too dark to make our way through the many winding trails.