Quick Uganda Photos round up.
Look at this Monkey! As the title suggests I just wanted to share a few photos from my recent trip to the White Nile river, Uganda. I was there mainly to compete in UNLEASHEDxUGANDA (see last update) but was fortunate enough to be able to stay another three and a half weeks after the competition to do some more kayaking on the amazing White Nile River before its gone. The impending Isimba Dam project is nearing completion and will likely flood most of the remaining rapids sometime this year. Perhaps as early as June. Although there will be a couple of rapids left after the dam, the epic waves like Nile Special and Kula Shaker will be gone soon. I paddled in Uganda in 2010 before the completion of the Bujagali Dam and definitly had some bittersweet moments on this trip as I recognised places which were now underwater and were once amazing pieces of whitewater. I am happy to have experienced the river before both of these dams but sad that they had to happen at all as they really don't benefit Uganda/Ugandans very much and are mostly being built because of kick backs and corruption. In fact I am fairly sure the new dam will be one of the most expensive/least efficient hyrdro projects ever built. It will displace a few thousand people, do irreparable damage to the ecosystem and increase malaria levels because of the greater amount of standing water. But anyway here are a few photos I took in my time outside of UNLEASHEDxUGANDA. I have a more shots for UNLEASHEDxUGANDA coming at some point later this spring so stay tuned.
Thats all for now, I'll hit up a more in-depth blog about my Uganda experiences in the net couple of weeks. Until Then see you on the river!
My Accommodation for the last month Multiple Bedrooms My crib Last sunset at Nile Special-This shot is an HDR Last sunset surf at Nile Special DCIM\100GOPRO\G0033034. Ben Sandeman from Ottawa going big Future of Uganda's freestyle kayakers. Joseph always looks stoic in photos Dane Jackson at Kula Shaker wave Dane Jackson Airscrew at Kula Shaker Tom Paterson bringing Freestyle River Boarding to Africa Rory from Dewerstone before his first Nile Special surf Bren Orton watching Adrian Mattern Crash on the wave. Pure Joy Regan, one of the Neighbour kids. Loves pressing all the buttons on every electronic device. Typical nosy kids Bren Orton and Adrian Mattern getting food supplies in the Market Picture of a picture. #inception Jinja Market, Uganda Sunset down the river Flowers and butterflies Not sure what these birds are called but they are all up and down the river an Ibis I think More monkeying around
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