Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

After weeks in the dry, flat, northern region of Uganda, finally we were crossing into the southwest. The passage was marked by a ferry ride across the Nile River. A government-operated barge with a large motor carried us and our bikes, fifty other passengers, 8 motorcycles, 4 SUVs, and an oil truck over the water. All… Continue reading Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Slopping Up

For breakfast we had a rare treat: crepes with papaya and hot tea. Our table companions were a group of Belgians in their 20s. Two of them lived in Kampala, the other two were visiting. They were dressed in their mountain climbing gear and looking nervous. “Hannah has never climbed a mountain before,” one of… Continue reading Slopping Up

Packing for Africa

Since Joe and I decided to take this trip to East Africa, several people have asked us what we're bringing with us. "Are you taking your bikes with you? Are you mailing them?" The bikes are taken apart and carefully packed in large cardboard boxes. We'll take them as checked luggage on the plane. The… Continue reading Packing for Africa

Acadia National Park

To celebrate my graduation from the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, Joe and I went to Acadia National Park with some of my classmates and friends. We camped at a nearby KOA and had a blast cooking over the fire at night and exploring the park by day. We examined some tidal pools close-up, drank… Continue reading Acadia National Park