Our wee "pink" monkey
In the search for leopards! (the fact that the guide has only seen 2 in 15 years didn't make us lose hope of sighting one :)
An enormous web hanging from a tree. Thanfully the spiders weren't of the same enormity!
The path down to our room! Got to be fit in the rainforest, it seemed like you were either walking down or up!
Zara and her bugs. Zara asked me to hold her grasshopper while she washed her hands. As she picked it up one of its legs fell off! Then she launched it off the balcony to see if it would fly. I think the poor grasshopper was just glad to be out of the clutches of our daughter. What a lass!
I don't know if many of you have read Steve Saint's book "End of the Spear" (Steve Saint is the son of Nate Saint who was a MAF pilot that died at the hands of the Waodani tribe in the Amazon jungle) It is well worth a read and I just happened to be reading it at the time we decided to do an overnight in a rainforest just 1.5 hours east of Kampala. Joshua and Zara were on half term and so we decided to go away for a night to a place we hadn't been to before. To be reading this book in a rainforest when you are reading about the Amazon jungle is quite an amazing experience. Its not every day you can read a book and feel like you are living it. We listened to monkeys screeching, Joshua and I found a big lizard in the pool toilet and many animals sounds although didn't actually see the body attached to the noise. Maybe that was a blessing. We went for a guided walk in the forest which was very interesting. The guide mentioned to us about different trees that are poached for medicinal purposes. He told us about the Pygmy people who used to live in the forest like they do still in Congo and the trees where they stored their food. Joshua and Zara got to swing on vines that could even hold our weight! Anyway the pictures above will give a glimpse into what we experienced. We definately serve a creative God!