Face of Africa with Joe & Angelo on Sparky Days 5-10
Days 5 and 6
We treat ourselves this morning with a special breakfast of sausages, bacon, baked beans, eggs, toast and a mixed fruit salad.
We are sad to say goody to the people here at Rafiki in Kisoro – we were well looked after for three good days here.
At 8 am we are ready to hit the road overland today we only have about 80 km to Kabale town so it’s an easy day, and from there on to the beautiful campsite at Lake Bunyoni
We arrive today to 0 latitude!!
Did you know?
At the Equator you are geographically 6,025 miles from the North and South Poles, 3,800 ft above sea level and at 0 degrees latitude?
And that you are also 3% lighter here and enjoy centrifuged air from both the North and South Poles.
And on 21st March and 23rd September these are Equatorial Equinoxes And that the sun rises and sets directly above the Equator line meaning you cannot see your own shadow,
And lastly also at this point water drops straight down and not clockwise or anticlockwise as is the case towards the South & North Poles respectively!
Days 8 – 10
Absolute Team Jinja!
We settle into Jinja by the shores of the Nile with all the different activities available.From white water rafting to quad biking to helping out in the local schools there is a lot of exciting excursions to do here.
But there was this question that had been hanging since the trip started………. how good are the Kenyan runners ?
I decided to give it ago yesterday morning – To represent my country and to be honest it was not as tough as I had expected. Running with a Kenyan was Juels and Angelo, our driver.
We found this dirt track which was highly recommended for those who like jogging as there was no traffic at all. Some kids joined us on the way, women and men waving from their homes others from their gardens. It was good value and Team Absolute has agreed to go for a run every morning now whenever that can be possible.