Anyway, this trip in particular was a bit crazier than usual. As we made the turn past Iganga headed towards Mbale, we were greeted with a sign that the road would be diverted ahead, but gave no reason as to why. We didn’t think much of it, and when we say where we “needed” to turn off, we just went with it, unquestioningly.
|This photo doesn’t quite do how beautiful it was justice, mostly because of|
the sun. But no sooner had I taken this shot when the roads began to... well, end.
But as we drop from Jinja to Soroti, it was refreshing to see so much green. The last time I had been was the beginning of February, and things on the Jinja side were starting to liven up. This was not so much the case in Soroti. Thankfully, however, the rainy season is slowly coming in to full swing in the district.
|Above: green landscapes between Jinja and Iganga.|
Below: Things are slowly coming to life in Gweri, Soroti!
After meeting with the community members, I had the pleasure of meeting a delightful new friend, which caused quite a stir for those who were witness. Throughout the discussions, I was quite quiet, focused more on hearing what those who joined me had to say. But, as soon as I layed eyes on this little one, I broke out of my shy shell and began quite the conversation! And he(?) was a talker!
|It was love at first sight! I named it bacon. |
Unfortunately, this love was unrequited.
And, just like the previous trip, as we approached Mbale, we were greeted with rain, just in time to see Mt. Elgon poke it’s weary head from underneath the clouds.
|Raindrops! Which removed much of the dirt we accumulated earlier in the trip!|
Again, it probably doesn’t look super creepy, it might need to be one of those you have to
see it for yourself thingies, but it is what it is. Happy I was finally able to somewhat capture it.
And with that, my phone battery died, and I enjoyed the rest of the drive, thankful that I, once again, was not behind the wheel.
-the Orange Canadian