Friday, September 4, 2009
3rd Sept – Kampala
We had a short trip from Jinja to Kampala, 68k’s with good roads. Staying at “Red Chilli” – great place to stay at, lots of action. Its very well known. So I found a local mechanic and we stripped out the springs, the right hand trailer main leaf was broken on off on the shackle end and the bottom load blade was broken in two. I remember hitting a pot hole about 1,2m in diameter at about 80kph, just popped out of nowhere. On these East African roads, busses, Trucks and cars are continuously weaving from side to side avoiding pots holes and even going off the roads to avoid speed humps etc. We had supper at a small restaurant next to the camp with a German/Spanish ex south African born guy called Roth, who has been travelling for 3½ years. A very entertaining evening. Cindy went jolling with the youngsters to Bubbles club in town, and got home about 2am. Must have been a good evening. We met a guy from Switzerland travelling through Africa on a BMW bike, and now on his way back to Europe up the east coast, his name is Hans and met Hannelie and Jean in Spain and in Ghana. He sends his regards to the Vissers. Tomorrow we are going to Entebbe to drop Cindy at the airport on Sunday morning crackers – with or without the trailer. Then we come back to collect the trailer if all is well and go up to Murchison falls, NW Uganda.