Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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Today (Saturday) we're having a day off and spending it at the Speke Resort in Kampala. It's a very smart place on the shores of Lake Victoria and has a large swimming pool.
Juliet was about to apply her sun cream when we noticed that what she thought was sun cream was actually Spanish hairspray. She had been using it all day yesterday at Sanga and wondered why it had not been very effective!
Last night we got back to the hotel just before 9 so we sat down to eat at about 9.30 and had a good meal. Because it is graduation week at one of the universities there seem to be parties every night. By 11 the party in the hotel had just about finished. When Julia and I went to bed there was a party going outside our window but outside the hotel compound. It sounded like a crazy 1980s disco and was close enough for us to feel that we were right in the middle of it. No chance ...
This morning Joe and Tom were woken up at 6.45 by a man hammering furniture together right outside their window. They were not happy as today we were not setting off until 9am and this was to be our lie in day!! Every day i seem to write that each day has been hotter than the previous one. We had some welcome rain overnight and had hoped that it would be a little cooler for us. Not so! We arrived at Bombo at about 11am. There were around 200 people ...
... was even worse than usual because it was graduation day at one of the Universities. Joel and Ibra got very held up on their way to us on the coach When we arrived at the church the overcast day gave way to very bright sunshine and it has been hotter than ever. A woman was brought in on a bike and said she couldn't walk. She had a huge tumour on her breast and her liver was very enlarged. She has 4 young children. Dr Emily had to tell her that she had probably no more than 6 ...
... and it has been a quieter day for everyone. It's now 3.30 and we.are back down the marram road! The doctors have seen less acute conditions but came across a case of Jiggers, which occurs when people don't wear shoes. It is a grub caught off pigs, where eggs are hatched between toes. It is apparently very contagious and very common. Tom was able to match up donated glasses with recipients and Mohammed and Innocent were delighted. This afternoon Sarah-Beth, ...