Friday, 2 March 2012

Day 6

Diary for Wednesday 29th feb.

We are today travelling to Mbale and this is in essence a rest day so enroute we saw many wonderfully engaging towns and
Barbara knew about an amazing area at the source of the Nile and we all had a boat ride and saw many fantastic birds, colours and sights including being 3 ft from a black mamba snake !!

We called at a Ugandan style KFC .. Ie a truck stop where the locals will sell you freshly cooked chicken or liver done on charcoal at the roadside . -- very very tasty if a little intimidating when dozens of locals are all plying their wares through your bus window !!

The next stop was at a prehistoric cave painting site , we found a local man who knew where the paintings where and took us to what was a picture of true Africa. The paintings were simply awe inspiring and the added bonus of being able to play the rock drums under the paintings in this religious site was something I may never experience again and was very special and gave a superb opportunity to get some fantastic pictures.

Next stop was Mbale , a busy , energy full town of about 25,000 which was to be our home for the next few days for outreach clinics and a vist to Mt Elgon hospital to help Barbara establish a dental clinic there with Dentaid whic Mark and I look forward to being able to assist on in anyway we can.

The Sunrise hotel in Mbale is an old building but very comfortable and the staff are very kind and happy , so it will be a good base for our time there.

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