Things you see on a walk in Kisiizi
Written on Saturday 21 March, 2009
Weekends are often non-events at Kisiizi, especially if I am working. But last weekend, we went for a lovely walk from Kisiizi to a waterfall about 1½ hours away. It was unusual because we didn’t feel like the ‘Pied Piper of Hamlin’ with a dozen or so children in tow, practicing their “How are you! How are you! I am fine!” – which is quite indearing for the first few times, but a bit wearing after a while.
We walked along the main road out of the hospital, passing the usual ‘boda bodas’ (motorbike taxis) carrying 2 or 3 people along with various possessions, children playing, and people just sitting. Then, we turned off, up the hill, walking through eucalyptus plantations, passing women digging in the fields and various livestock along the way.
The last part of the walk was a real scramble through the undergrowth, but, intrepid explorers that we are, we weren’t to be defeated. And, not another person in sight, the waterfall was a beautiful, cool place to sit and a real reward for our efforts. It isn’t always a trial living in Uganda…