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EQUATOR

IMG_1164Which way does the water spin as it goes down the plug hole?

Clockwise, anti-clock wise and in a less common situation – not at all!

As we crossed the equator on a trip out of Kampala an enterprising local put the answer(s) beyond doubt and made a few shillings for his family.

IMG_1162The “equator” was a bold yellow line marked on the ground.  Three simple round basin like stands were in garden area.  The first was 10 meres to the north of the equator, the second was 10 metres to the south of the equator and the third right on the equator.

With a plug inserted our “guide” filled the basin with water, stopped any water movement and then released.  With a small flower added we could see the eddy spinning.

First in the northern hemisphere – the water spun counter clockwise

Then the southern hemisphere – the water turned clockwise]

IMG_1161And on the equator – well it was sucked straight down the plug hole!!

A simple example that was leaves you thinking…

 

 

And heres some short video from the equator

Northern hemisphere

Southern Hemisphere

And finally on the equator

FAMILIAR

Lunch at Wakisa
Lunch at Wakisa

Now that I’m back in Kampala I’ve got tho make the best of my time and revisit the places and faces that made such an impression on me last time I was here.

First stop, Wakisa Ministries Pregnancy Support centre. Last year I spent time assisting to get some basic finance systems in place. It’s a great to see these changes have been well received and still in use.

Next stop stop – Jave café. It’s just down the road from Wakisa and provides me with my daily (as a minimum) mocha coffee and access to free wi-fi. (Although this year I’ve found Kampala wi-fi to be a little more than problematic).

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ARRIVED

IMG_1151I’m back in Kampala and loving it.   The dust, the smog, the irrepressible people , it’s such an interesting place to just sit back and watch what is going on.

It’s an understatement to say there was surprise from Julie and others that I was in Kampala on Friday afternoon. Julie & I lunched at Acacia Mall as I’d planned and spent a few hours at Acacia Mall, the westerners gathering point in Kampala.

It’s taken me 2 days to find a source of internet so I can get this posted.  Despite the “4G” claims I see on the billboards all along the roadside the internet speed in Kampala appears to have deteriorated.IMG_1149