No rain coming for the entire week.
No wind blowing.
Humidity a bit lower.
Temperature a comfortable 80F - in the shade!
The kind of day I've been waiting for.
Time for spraying - but not plants!
The back garden is not very pretty now after many weeks of constant heat
and dryness, however today it provided a good airy outdoor space to get busy
preparing our clothes, travel bags etc. for the upcoming Kenya trip.
We already had several pre-treated clothes from past Africa visits, however they've
been laundered a lot so have probably lost much of their insect repellency.
Other items we are taking also need help as mosquitoes continue to
spread malaria and now zika. Spraying with Permethrim is not something we
really like to do but with me who has a serious allergic reaction to
mosquitoes - and oh how they love me - I cannot take a chance. Will also
be spraying any exposed skin with a Deet repellent often once we're settled
in our camp.
Guess I can leave perfume at home this trip!
It's always quite a rigmarole getting everything in order for safari or expedition
type vacations. With luggage sizes/weight restrictions, especially when small bush
planes are used, you need to take only what you will really/truly/honestly require.
Good planning and a bit of ruthless editing when actually doing that final pack is
The items are all dry now and taken indoors.
Thankfully this product is just about odor-free and does not stain fabric.
We have a good handle on what we'll be packing in a couple of weeks - so Bob I and
are now spending an hour or so on this beautiful afternoon going through our
'KENYA' folders and weeding out paperwork we've doubled up on, and thereby
minimize what we need to haul in our backpacks.