Seven conquer the Nile
Pol and Rob are currently sans internet somewhere near the Sudan Ethiopia border so this week's blog entry is reminiscing about a time with ample fun and water.
Pol, Rob, Ben, Beth, Vicci, Ben and Ronel peddled their bicycles around Uganda ending up at Jinja - "the adrenaline capital of East Africa". Jinja boasts "the source of the Nile" as it sits on the edge of Lake Victoria where the waters spill Northwards on their journey to Egypt via this, the Victoria Nile.
The tremendous Victoria Nile
The perfect number to fill a raft with one space left for our helm, Henry, the biker team could be spotted a mile off with their padded shorts and peculiar affinity for wearing a helmet!!
The day was perfect - clear skies and hot sun. Plenty of sun cream liberally applied - many times - as we acquainted ourselves with the water.
The team looked promising with strong arms and thighs and a fearless approach to danger.
But when they saw what was in store even the bikers began to tremble..
Not easily deterred they courageously paddled forth - to their peril....
No-one was spared as the boat dramatically flipped and several of the bikers were sucked down into the depths of the mighty river. It was very illuminating that in the chaos that followed it was the female contigent who remained clear sighted enough to haul themselves back into the correct raft!!
Plenty of fun was had by all with sunshine and laughter and lung-fulls of river water and the lads were left feeling a little bit weedy after posing next to Henry's pecs and biceps!!