Happy Christmas everybody!
|Lake Victoria at the Source of the River Nile|
We hope everyone has a lovely holiday and a good rest. We are having a good time here! We just got back from Uganda! We drove all around to the other side of Lake Victoria which is 69 500 square kilometres! We drove 750km to get there. It took 15 hours! We visited lots of our friends, the Dangers, Seb, Annie, Bishop Charles ‘s wife, Mama Oliver, EI Uganda (Paul and Anita, Mike and Marianne, Tom) and Adrienne and her family.
|We drove from Mwanza across the gulf on a ferry, round to Bukoba, across the border to Masaka |
and then to Kampala, up to Kasana and then to Jinja and back. It was all 1977km!
We had a relaxing little holiday in Jinja, a town about two hours from Kampala, in a resort called Eden Rock. We went swimming in their rock swimming pool and went for a boat ride to the Source of the River Nile where it comes out of Lake Victoria. We got out on a tiny little island, (smaller than half of our garden) where we went in some underwater shops! We paddled in and had a look around. We didn’t buy anything though. We walked (well stumbled and paddled) to the actual place where the Nile bubbles up out of Lake Victoria and goes down to Egypt! It seems a LONG way away! Did you know that it takes 3 months for the water to get from Lake Victoria to Egypt?! We travelled the first half kilometre down the Nile; we didn't make it the whole 640km to Egypt!
|Our swimming pool at Eden Rock|
|Our boat on the Nile River|
|The shops under the water at the Source of the Nile|
|Can you see the bubbles in the water where the source of the Nile is?|
|Going to the shops at the Source of the Nile|
|A really cool shop that you have to paddle around!|
|A bonfire one evening at Eden Rock|