“Nairobi to Mombasa: Long Story for a Long Trip”

This episode could be a chapter – or even a book, all in itself.  But then again, what good story could not, right?  By “good story” I mean one with hardship; overcoming hardship; despair; overcoming despair; peril – the death defying version; and ultimate success. It all started in Nairobi.  I arrived, typically enough, very […]

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“Petey Goes Deep”

When we last heard from Petey, the PDC drill bit – and, no doubt, the sole drill bit blogger on the planet –  he had just arrived, by plane, into the Kenyan coastal resort town of Diani Beach, at the home of my American missionary friends, Chris and Lisa Moore.  While he was thrilled with […]

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PDC Drill Bit – “My Story”

What?  You don’t think a drill bit can have a story?  Well, I have one.  And it’s a pretty cool story, I think – if anyone cares to listen!  You see, it all started in a factory in Texas, at a company called Ulterra   They are manufacturers of all kinds of drill bits.  But they […]

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Shimba Hills Well and Garage Update

Let’s see, when last I wrote, we were having to suspend the completion of the well in Shimba Hills, due to the drill rig swivel failure and our inability to remove the collected mud and sand to allow us to set well casing.  You remember that, right?  Okay, just wanted to be sure that we’re […]

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New Property Well – Not Quite Yet!

So lets see, when last we spoke I believe I told you we were ready to install the well casing the following day (after the drill swivel gave way). Then, in another day we should have been through. Okay, so that didn’t happen. What a surprise, huh? This well drilling in developing countries can be […]

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Drilling a well in Shimba Hills

  I decided to spare all the dialog and just tell this story in pictures.  Here goes (I’ll quickly “wrap up” at the end.)                                                               […]

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“Siku tano! (five days) – Just like that!”

Siku tano.  Five days!  That’s all it took them, was 5 days!  Not 4 weeks, like at the last well at Nguluku.  But here in the tiny Barcelona community, Justin, Peter, Fred and Geoffrey – in just five days – drilled to 205 feet and then installed and completed the well pump.  I tell you, […]

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No Rest for the Weary

Barely recovered from a most trying 4-week ordeal, drilling and completing the last difficult, yet successful well at Nguluku, the amazing men of MoreWater4Kenya (MW4K) are back at it. This time they’re in Barcelona. No, not the site of the 1992 World Summer Olympics. It’s actually a tiny Shimba Hills community (unincorporated, we would call […]

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