Possible Bacteria Infested Lake
Trip Start Sep 15, 2009
42Trip End Nov 21, 2009
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The next day was a free day of our choice. Activities to choose from: various water sports, horse-back riding, village walks, bird watching, and mountain biking. The word around the campfire was the lake might be infested with some kind of bacteria so water sports were out for me. Naturally, I choose mountain biking along with a few others. We had a guide to take us around and we set off early in the day on some decent bikes. It wasn’t really a true mountain bike ride like I would do back home, but it was decent and a good way to travel around the area. We mainly hit paved and dirt roads, and a few trails through some villages. The first two hours the four of us were racing back and forth and were completely worn out by the time we stopped for a drink. We checked the time and saw that it was only half-way over and we still had more to do so we just took it easier. We naturally stopped at a wood carving market which had some awesome carved wooden chairs that I would of loved to have. The back rest had various pictures carved into them like African animals and looked fantastic! I could have gotten them for cheap but how the hell would I get it home. Mailing it home would probably totally negate the fact that I got it cheap here. And how the hell would I carry a heavy wooden chair on my bike for a few hours? So I had to pass it up. We got back to the camp around lunch and decided to eat at the restaurant because we are tired of the same ham sandwiches we get everyday for lunch. Burgers, fries, and strawberry ice cream really hit the spot! We had more free time which I filled with more hammock time, and sitting on the beach with some of the girls and learning the secrets of women. Nighttime consisted of another fantastic dinner of roast beef, potatoes and veggies. There was a problem at the camp at night. The problem was there were millions of flying bugs called “Tree flies” which were EVERYWHERE!! There were small, flew, and looked like a mosquito. You would look at the lights at various places around camp and just see this swaying fog or mist. Only problem was that fog like stuff were those flying tree flies. It was so annoying and kind of gross. Especially when you’re eating dinner with a flashlight. I learned that the locals actually use big nets to catch them and make burgers of the flies to eat. I would eat one so I could have the satisfaction in knowing that I killed as many as possible. The flies were there because it was just that time of the year.