The Journey Begins

Above, Break of day over Rwanda.

Below, Lake Victoria from Entebbe.

Entebbe International Airport.

Lillian writing her name in the sand at Lake Victoria beach like shore.

hanks for joining me!

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

Tuesday 15th January, I left Gatwick Airport after being dropped off by my daughter, Rhonda.

Departure was on time and a good short hop to Brussels to pick up more passengers. So, off we went again, next stop Kigali, capital city of Rwanda. Low cloud delayed us by quite a long time. Eventually landing to go through another bag check and waiting for the delayed flight to Nairobi because our flight to Entebbe had been cancelled. Off we went to Nairobi, staying on the plane briefly before taking off for Entebbe.

I arrived several hours late, but Lillian, my travelling companion and student, and Robert the taxi driver were patiently waiting for me. We quickly arrived at the hotel and I booked in. Then proving myself to be a true mad Englishman went to the local shopping mall to get a local sim card, but the network was down and were told to return the following day. Which we did and left with the phone working on the MTN system. Whilst in the mall we raided the local supermarket and bought some essentials, like several packets of biscuits at Lillian’s request. Then back to the hotel for fried goat and wages, yes wages, these turned out to be wedge shaped roast potatoes (Irish potatoes locally as opposed to sweet potatoes). Shortly after this I was almost falling asleep chatting with Lillian. It didn’t take long to fall soundly asleep waking to chirping birds at 07.15. To be continued from Kampala.

2 thoughts on “The Journey Begins

  1. Very interesting work you are doing teaching the young people and they seem enthusiastic to learn. Scenery quite inviting too especially the falls. We are pleased you’re enjoying your travels and an inspirational figure to help the young and old! Keep the good work and God bless!


    1. Hello Cecile, thank you for your comment on my blog on the 19th of February. I didn’t realise I could reply directly to a comment rather than sending a message through any other way. Rapidly running out of time here, this time next week I’ll be high in the sky on my way back.


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