Adrift on the Nile

(This is the second of two parts. Part One - Athrill on the Nile) December 2008. The raft lurched toward the waves. It turned sideways, then flipped. Everyone aboard was tossed into the White Nile River in Uganda. I wasn’t one of them. Instead, I watched the raft unload its human cargo from the safety of …

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Athrill on the Nile

(This is the first of two parts.) December 2008. For a moment, I was floating on air. Then, splash! Whitewater all around. “Don’t lose the oar,” I reminded myself. Then the river calmed down. Slowly, I surfaced and searched for the rubber raft. There it was – ten meters downriver. It was the first set …

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