Chillin’ by the Lake

December 3, 2019 in Uganda ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

Today was a day of rest. I had upgraded to a room, a little cottage, no lest.

I spend the day snoozing or sitting on my balcony overlooking the lake writing this blog. I was in the flow and had written maybe 1000 to 1200 words. Then I did something silly and accidently deleted the whole lot. I ave only recently started using this app so still learning it’s quirks.

This entry is a replacement. I might write more later if I feel moved but it’s more of a place marker, or a footprint as the app names it.

Trekking with Gorillas

December 4, 2019 in Uganda ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

Yesterday, we penetrated the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to view the forest gorillas of Uganda. There are only 700 or so of these magnificent primates left in the wild, here in Uganda, in the adjoining forest of Rwanda and some in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Viewing them is certainly not a passive experience. It was without doubt, the most strenuous thing I ever did in my life, given my existing energy and fitness level at the time.

The day started at 5am when my alarm went off although I awakened at 4:55am just before it went off. I had made a flask of coffee the night before so I could turbocharge my neural connections before the dreaded caffeine detox kicked in with resultant headache, edginess and irritability. I also had a brief breakfast prepared and ate that quickly before going down to where transport for the forest was waiting. It was a 4WD jeep driven by a charming friendly young man called Amos.

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