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Hi everyone. Things have gone rather pearshaped. On Thursday we went out to spend a day with the boys from the Home school and the older boys from the Transitional home playing a game of soccer, which I lasted about 20 min before I hurt both my knees in falls and my leg muscles hurt too much, and then had a swim in the pool with our team AH 'uncles' and the boys. The day was quite expensive but we had fundraised in Australia for this day to bless the boys and uncles. So we had a great day, but while we were away, a thunderstorm had gone through Kampala causing a transformer that fed our guesthouse to short and blow everything that was plugged into the power points and turned on. Microwave, light bulbs, our Ugandan to Australian power converters, our USB chargers, the guesthouse wifi router. You get the picture.
The following morning, Friday, we packed for our Safari trip to NW Uganda and intelligently I brought my laptop and charger so I could plug it in hear, hopefully borrowing a Ugandan to Australia adaptor and then use the USB ports to charge my phone etc. Annoyingly I found the first power point didn't work so I found a different PowerPoint, which also didn't work. I tried the power point with something else. It worked. Hmm, my new Toshiba power supply had also been blown. So no laptop either.
So, here I am finally on my second night on Safari and I have wifi, a charged iPad and phones charging from USB adapters that I found at the bottom of my suitcase plugged into the shaver outlet in my bathroom.
So apologies again for being off grid for 3 days. Typing on my iPad is certainly slow and now my figure has cramp :-(
We have had a great couple of days. The first day, Friday, was spent travelling here, via a white rhino park. We had a guided tour and saw a small number of white rhinos which were extinct but this park obtained rhinos from various parts of the world and have a breeding program which has now tripled their initial number to around 23. We crossed the Nile and made our way to our accommodation which is rather posh.
Today we went on safari in the morning, saw nearly all of the big 5 - the lion, the elephant, the buffalo, and of course the rhino yesterday. The only one we didn't see was the leopard. This afternoon we went on a river cruise up the Nile to view the Murchison falls. Here the River Nile drops through a 6m channel through the rocks with a flow rate from memory of 300 cubic meters of water per second. I think they said this was the most powerful falls in the world.
Tomorrow we head home via the top of the falls.

Posted by richarddb 08:52 Archived in Uganda

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