As we drove up the Subukia road towards Lake Hannington (now Lake Bogoria) in 1965, my husband Victor Burke stopped to watch some birds with his binoculars. Within minutes six Tugen men had gathered, intrigued by the binoculars. Victor explained that the binoculars brought things closer. Victor handed the binoculars to the men to try.  They took turns looking through the binoculars, turning them this way and that.  Finally they handed the binoculars back and told Victor they were no good. “You told us they would bring things closer so we could see them,” one man said, “but we can’t see the wedding that we know is taking place on the other side of that mountain!”

Taken from the recently published book Safarini by Margaret Ann Hayes, Okanagan, British Columbia