Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Traveling to Kalangala Island

Traveling pretty much anywhere in Uganda is an adventure worth writing about. The ferry – or lack thereof – from Entebbe to Kalangala was out for service sometimes leaving islanders stranded for weeks on end. It was our luck that another wooden vessel was functional on that windy day of departure. Leaving Entebbe behind, the 88 islands offer some break from the strong wind where even the birds found some shelter. None-the-less, we often found ourselves holding on for dear life. As a Michigander, such waves are not unfamiliar to me. Yet our coxswain seemed not to know the value of steering into the wave rather than running parallel with it. Though drenched only a few times, we managed to arrive safely with no vomiting accidents by any of the horrified passengers.

Leaving Entebbe Behind