Guest Post By Kisambira Hassan
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For me it is a love and hate relationship with water. I never think about it as a place to go have fun and explore, it never crosses my mind to do a boat
cruise and visit an island or I never look forward to a weekend spent
frolicking on the beach but sometimes I go to the swimming pool, though I haven’t been there in a while. I like to go to the pool on the first date, I realize this is a good idea as I get to see what am getting into before
Who wouldn’t in this era of hair extensions, tonnes of makeup,
enhanced and pulled up body parts. But no that is not what i was talking about getting into. Getting into pool water is easy, you know the depth and the deep end and there is someone ready to come to rescue as soon as you start swallowing your way out. As for the other waters, no idea am a cat person there. You never catch me anywhere near the shore, i know how capricious those waters are.
Well it is a new month and like all new months I look for a place to travel to and recount the trip on my blog after. This time thank God for the independence weekend (TGFIW said no one ever) I will take a trip, a different trip and i will write about it before I get there unlike my previous trips.
Finding myself planning a trip to an island on lake Victoria was not my choice really. I needed to get away and normally when am out of the country I choose low budget accommodation, not my choice again but this time since it is an inland trip I had to go for exquisite high end accommodation so of all the travel details I took care of that first.
Through a friend I got a place without knowing where it is(everyone deserves some randomness). with further time on the internet I found out Brovad
sands lodge > is on an island, Ssese Islands Kalangala on Lake Victoria. I liked the place and a little water(lake Victoria is one of the largest fresh water lakes in the world) will not stop me from going there to unplug and waste time away.
So here is what I plan to do and what I expect at this island gate away :
1. To see the Sunrise
Seeing the sun after a night out has been one of my best moments and makes for good memories and not to forget is a benchmark for a a really fun night.
But unfortunately most times i do not get to see the sun, it is as
rear as seeing the eclipse. so see the sunrise i must. Saturday morning would be nice.
2.To See the Sunset
I bet everyone has seen those magnificent sunset shots taken at the seaside, lakeside or ocean, in movies, on Instagram or on a camera .
Actually sunset shots have their own hashtag on different social media platforms. Well I not only want to take a picture of one but I also want to see the sun set on this tropical island. How beautiful it is going to be. I imagine it being like in that scene in the pirates of the Caribbean.
3. *The ferry ride, Getting lost and loosing bearings on the lake*
The last time I took a short boat ride, I completely got confused and lost my bearings. It was a feeling of confusion and relief when finally I got back to land.
Well this is not something to look forward to but it is guaranteed to happen, I want to know how I will react to it many years later, a lifetime later. Or I should just avoid this and download a compass
app on my phone. I would but I wont because I know that app will be as useless as the calendar app on my phone. So let me go get lost at sea(lake).
4.*camp fire, the white sand and swimming*
Well the last camp fire did not go well as i almost set myself on fire but camp fires are life. Best way to chill at night in the open but i hate the cliche guy with a guitar at the fire side. Hope i don’t find him. I prefer my music blaring from speakers.
Sesse Island has white sand I heard and I haven’t been anywhere near lake Victoria with white sand or clean blue water so this will be nice. I will definitely swim in it(Goes to cut and wash old shorts to be used as costume. kidding. I purchased brand new swimming shorts a week back.)
5. *Quad biking, hiking, sleeping, dirt biking, bird watching, dinner*
Well this here is a just a bunch of activities available and I cannot
guarantee my participation. i will probably be too lazy or out of time to do them. But they make for good attractions to the place.
Off to the island.