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August 4, 2009: Fond farewells

Alcoans With all our tasks for the project complete, all that remained was to say thank you and farewell to all the people who had looked after us and made our stay so rewarding and enjoyable. We had planned to leave early for our trip back to Mombasa and visit the Colobus Trust in Diani on the way, but with some unexpected delays, then a puncture and finally the very wet weather we decided to head straight for Mombasa. After a spot of lunch in town, we headed for the airport for the flights to Nairobi for Gustavo, Timothy and I. Bronwyn and Sean were taking the train to Nairobi, so we said goodbye to them and to Martin and headed for our flights to Nairobi. I was staying in Kenya for a few more days for a safari in the Masai Mara and then meeting with an ex-colleague in Nairobi, but this was officially the end of the expedition. I hope the work we have done will enable the scientists to further their research and that the trees we planted survive to make a contribution to the project and environment in the years to come. I will not forget the people I have met and the things experienced on this trip, and would like to thank everybody who has made this trip possible for me.

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