July 2017
  • Day4

    Lake Bunyonyi

    July 8, 2017 in Uganda ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    We went to the the most beautiful lake in Uganda for the day, the main reason was to spend time at an orphanage on one of the 29 islands. The surrounding hillsides are intensively terraced, similar in many ways to Nepal. We spent a couple of hours dancing and singing with many of the 149 children from the day care orphanage. After a beautiful walk across the island we had a swim in the lake, jumping from a rather high platform that could only be reached by climbing up the tree.Read more

    Looks like James is having fun with the children. Love Gem x

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    Lyndsay McDonnell

    Love the dance movements James but why is it that all the photos at the moment are of you and very few of Louisa??? Enjoy it all, love xxxx

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    Tom Ralph

    James some great moves on the dance floor xx

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  • Day3

    Kabala

    July 7, 2017 in Uganda ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    We had a long journey today, tent down and away by 6am and not arriving until 7pm. It was an enjoyable ride as the scenery changed to be more rural and hillsides covered in crops. We crossed the Equator again, had a roadside lunch stop and played a few games of cards.Read more

    Tom Ralph

    Looking good for you guys in the truck, ,?? How are bottoms feeling ha ha

    7/10/17Reply
    mg.bigadventure

    Great truck pictures - reminds me a lot of our truck time together in S.America. your truck looks busier this time though! Glad to see you've managed to get a card school going - makes the long journeys much more enjoyable.

    7/12/17Reply
    Lyndsay McDonnell

    Long time to be travelling in the truck especially as it looks very crowded, even the stools for outside look very uncomfortable. Love the picture of the cute little boy. Enjoy, love xxxx

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    Lynda Ralph

    Looks as if you're having fun in the truck, if not the most comfortable mode of transport 😎👍xxx

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  • Day2

    Kampala

    July 6, 2017 in Uganda ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    We drove from Jinga to Kampala, starting on mud roads before we reached the main road. Enjoyed passing the villages before we went around the capital of Uganda, stopping at a massive local market which we loved. There were lots of lovely looking veg, not so nice looking offal, clothes... Stayed at a campsite just outside the city near the lake and had a relaxing couple of hours by the pool, after trying to clean off some of the mud our tent got covered in.Read more

    Tom Ralph

    Great snaps reminded me of my time , some forty years ago xx

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    mg.bigadventure

    Good to see you putting in some elbow grease James! I have a friend from Uganda & she's planning to get married there next year, so we might manage a visit - but only if they set a date in school hols....

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    Lyndsay McDonnell

    I know it is very interesting to see other ways of life but I must admit I prefer our shops (must be old age!!!). Take care, love xxxx

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    Lynda Ralph

    Some of the huts look as if they'd be blown over with any wind blowing ! Interesting scenery xxx

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  • Day1

    Jinja

    July 5, 2017 in Uganda ⋅ ☁️ 19 °C

    Been a busy couple of nights with James on cooking duty, buying and cooking dinner, breakfast and lunch with two others followed by Louisa doing dinner and breakfast with a different cook crew. It was a quite a challenge with 20 meat eaters, 5 vegetarians, a small budget, three coal burners to cook it on as well as the hot water for washing up! We crossed the border yesterday and instantly noticed the difference as it looks quite tropical with fruit trees, rice paddies and many mud round houses in the rural areas. We have had quite a few storms as the wet season has come late (it's now the dry season). We are having a couple of nights on the banks of the River Nile, supposedly the source as it flows out of Lake Victoria. This morning, before the storm, we used a cut out kayak to slide down a ramp that launched us 10 foot in the air! Whilst travelling along we get so many waves from everyone along with massive smiles - such a great reception.Read more

    Dave Warwick

    What's going on, that must be 5 days at least & no mountain bike in sight! :-)

    7/5/17Reply
    Lynda Ralph

    More great pics, can feel the local atmosphere. Enjoy, stay safe xxx

    7/5/17Reply
    Lyndsay McDonnell

    Is this a new hobby - sliding down a ramp?? I know you enjoy cooking but for 25 with very little equipment must be quite a challenge! Hope the weather gets better, take care, love xxxx

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