We had a slower start this morning, got some washing done and then headed off to the Virgin Atlantic office. The office had been in touch yesterday informing us that there would be no problem with a refund, we just needed to give them Debbie's bank details. With the experiences we have had with banks lately, we decided it safest to take the details in person rather than sending them by email. Despite the problems we have had, we really can't fault the level of service we have received from Virgin. They have done their utmost to sort everything out.
With the promise of a refund within the next few days, we returned to the camp to find out how much we owed for our stay and then headed to the supermarket. We are now fully stocked for the road ahead, long may the well stocked shops continue.
Back at the camp we packed up our gear and I gave the bikes a final check over for the morning. Unfortunately one of our new self-sealing inner tubes has a faulty valve, so Debbie's bike will have to be equipped with a normal tube until I can get the valve repaired.
As well as packing, we ended up having to rescue one of the camp's resident tortoises who got himself tangled up in one of our guy ropes. It clearly didn't enjoy being picked up as it kept hissing at us, but eventually we got it free. Only for it to then head towards the inside of our tent. Another carry later and I deposited him safely out of harms way.
The day had been going well until we tried to get some money out to pay our bill. The first bank declined Debs' card and then accepted mine, only to keep me waiting for ages before handing the card back minus any money and a receipt. The bank was just about to close so we rushed in to make sure we hadn't been billed for the transactions. We have their assurances that the transactions didn't go through, so we will just have to keep our fingers crossed. Eventually at another ATM we got our cards to work, unfortunately only the Visa ones that we get charged on. It seems Kenya at least is not very Mastercard friendly.
It will be a few beers tonight and an early night. The busy streets of Nairobi beckon and our African cycling adventure begins anew.