Boat exercise at Nyerere Bridge
As a new fire station close to Nyerere Bridge has been opened it still lacks a car but is being used as a training facility. Two rescue boats are stored there for a weekly training conducted by the diving team and the boat team. The teams consist of firefighters from all government fire stations in Dar es Salaam, comprising approx. 15 men and one woman. The diving team is taking new lessons every week, improving their skills in search and rescue. The boat team is working on steering the rescue boats safely. Chillout by the beach is a positive side effect of the exercise, making it quite popular among its participants.
Trip to 7even Hills Classic Frisbee Tournament in Kampala
Every year the Ugandan Frisbee Federation holds an Ultimate Frisbee tournament played on grass. It is the biggest regular tournament in East Africa. I took the chance to see friends again that I had met during other tournaments. Staying with a player from the Kampala Team, I enjoyed a wonderful time in the Ugandan capital, being showed around and taking a week off my daily concerns. Kampala is much quieter, greener and cleaner than Dar es Salaam. People speak English and I was close to never called Mzungu or asked to buy something. On the way back I took a bus, stopping over in Mwanza at Lake Victoria to see another friend, finally taking to Dar, enjoying the first night in my bed again. On the next day I went to the beach to play frisbee, quite a familiar thing after three intensive competition days.