• Cycle Lake Victoria 2018

Swapping wheels for waves

Another long day in the saddle, but we've made up a bit of ground. Our departure was slightly delayed as breakfast was served at African speed.

The roads were better today, but still too lumpy for my liking. Dave is better built for hills than me, but he's still shedding a few pounds no doubt.

We made it to Bondi for lunch where we met with a family friend of Dave's, Pastor Fred. Cue another frustratingly slowly served meal - chewy chicken and chips.

After that we had to make a dash for the Mbita ferry to take us across a short section of Lake Victoria where the road ran out. Approaching the ferry we were able to see the lake for the first time.

It was a long trip on the ferry and we were tight for time, so Dave decided to charter our own speedboat - it was a bumpy ride but we made it in one piece.

Then we made a final sprint for Homa Bay before it got dark - it was a beautiful ride with the lake on one side and mountains on the other. Shame I was too knackered to see straight, I need to eat more, today I ate less than I would have done at home.

We've caught up a bit by cycling 90 miles today. Tomorrow - Tanzania!

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