Skelwith Bridge Hotel
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- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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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!
... and people has fatigued everyone and Simon has declared himself to be 'absolutely knackered'!! As I write this we are some way out of Kampala on the main road Progress is slow. I have travelled a lot round the world but have never seen traffic as consistently bad as this. There are very few traffic lights and roundabouts so you have to think that it's down to the number of vehicles on the road. Serving the vehicles are a huge number of petrol stations...we counted 4 within 100 ...
... the highway back towards Kampala. We hope to be back at the hotel by around 8.45....we will be very ready for a shower and something to eat. I spoke too soon...we are down to a slow stop start crawl through the suburbs which are becoming very familiar to us. Every day we see crazy driving...there are no signposts and apparently no rules of the road! It's every man, woman or vehicle for him, her or itself. Our driver Joel earns our admiration every day. ...
Last night we went to a Chinese restaurant in what seemed like a very nice part of Kampala. As is often the case with Chinese restaurants there was too much food. The waiter asked if we wanted the remains of the meal to be packed up in foil boxes. On the way back we stopped to give the food to some people who were sleeping rough in the city centre. One girl had just fallen asleep on the pavement. This morning we were 90 minutes late leaving for our second day at Nakaseke. ...
Quiet day, just us. The four of us went for a walk along the seafront in the morning, it was very cold and windy. Marni, wanted to wear her sparkly skipping shoes. What to do? We went with it, if it gets her on her feet, who are we to push for the winter boots that will keep her feet warm? So two pairs of sock and sparkly skipping shoes it was. First event was a puddle which had iced over and then we had to stop at the railway crossing. The train ...