Day 57 - Mar 10 - Stage 40 (Tanzania)
Friday: After a very muddy ending to yesterday's ride and Judith using her initiative to book us in and our subsequent move to a nearby Hotel, we woke up relatively early in our cosy hotel room.
A group of us were picked up at the Hotel by one of the School Teachers. He needed to do two trips to get us & all of our bags back to the Muddy Camp for breakfast.
Some of the other riders, who were at a more up-market Hotel (especially those who had been ill) slept late and decided to take a taxi to Mwanza, rather than cycling there.
|Sunrise over the Boys School before the day's ride|
Judith was still recovering from her upset stomach, so under Doctor's orders, she rode in the Party Bus to Mwanza.
I started with Liz, but then rode away from her as she was determined to keep at a steady pace which was just a little slow for me (I should have remembered the story about the rabbit and the tortoise!). I got to lunch at the 70km mark, and was not feeling well (nauseous) so decided to take the lunch truck. Liz soldiered on and rode with Dr Helen the Sweep rider all the way to Mwanza
Before we reached Mwanza, we arrived at the southern shore of Lake Victoria, then took a 30 minute ferry ride across the Lake to negate an extremely long ride around the edge of the Lake through Kampala.
We arrived at a very picturesque Camp (Tunza Resort Limited) with a white sandy beach on the edge of the Lake. Here we washed the mud off our bikes in the Lake, before having a few slow beers on the patio before Rider Briefing and Supper. Chef Errol excelled himself and produced ice cream for dessert!
Early to bed accompanied by the sound of the gentle crashing of waves on the "beach'". It was one of the best camping spots we have had, and a big pity that we didn't have a rest day at Mwanza.