As we continue our overland trek in East Africa and cross in to Uganda, our first order of business is a highly important and very public game of mini golf which requires us to dodge quad bikes… but not before we learn about the importance of breastfeeding through the medium of dance.
Also, our truck-mate Deb gets a new ‘do courtesy of the girls.
Yes yes, I know. Too long between videos. I can promise it won’t take as long for the next one, but don’t expect it to be a regular thing! They’ll be done when they get done.
This episode is mostly dedicated to the boggy inefficiency of Kenyan drivers in Lake Nakuru.
Also, a rhino marks his territory. Definitively.
Glacier Bay National Park was the turn-around point for our cruise and the visual highlight. The weather had been almost unremittingly foggy and grey for the whole trip up to this point and so we were all a bit concerned we wouldn’t actually see anything.
Fortunately some sun did appear, and there was no rain. The weather was cold, but because the ship did a loop up the channel and back, we could see everything from our balcony. I did go out on the prow though and took photos from a few different spots around the ship.
It was also a day when the ship’s crew celebrated 77 years of Alaskan cruising with a serving of pea and ham soup (it’s a Dutch thing? Or something) that I thought was very nice but not many others seemed to enjoy it.
The scenery was spectacular, and the onboard tvs had documentaries on the wildlife and the formation of the bay that were quite interesting. They also had a park ranger do a voice-over as we went past the different glaciers.
No big icebergs were to be seen, but lots of little one made the water look like a styrofoam boat had exploded. Although not all of the icebergs were white – many were a dirty brown and you could watch them float along shedding clouds of rock flour that clouds the water and makes it that milky turquoise shade.
Next: Grouse Mountain and Vancouver for a day before heading home.
Another safari episode! So much African animal spotting!
Also, apparently Kat thinks it’s getting hot in here.
One for the African animal lovers! In this episode we safari through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and have some amazing encounters with the native wildlife. We see some of the big cats up close and get to watch the lions hunt and play.
Also, how cute are baby lions?! SO CUTE! 😀
In this brief episode of Here Comes The Planet we cross the border from Tanzania in to Kenya… eventually! Then we head to the Rift Valley for picturesque views and roadside vendors.
Also, I can’t remember if there have been swears in past episodes, but there’s one in this one, so language warning! 🙂
In this episode of Here Comes The Planet we take a cultural tour around Mto wa Mbu Village in Tanzania. This consists of walking through the village’s farms and sampling an amazing array of delicious food, learning about the village’s history and entertaining its children.
We also watched some local artists at work, sampled banana beer and found the village nightclub!
Also – DISCO TOTO!!!