Day 118: The Albert Sweitzer Hospital

Soutpiel Safari
John & Jenny
Wed 2 Mar 2011 16:59
Day 118: Wednesday 2 March 2011.  Catholic Mission gardens, Lambarene S00 41.518 E010 13.680 Distance driven 24 km
Today has been stiflingly hot, reportedly 33 degrees, but no wind and very humid.  I have been suffering from heat exhaustion again and am back on re-hydration tablets.  We decided to visit the Albert Sweitzer Hospital and stay another night at the Catholic Mission.  Another French visitor, Herve, and his two daughters had arranged a river trip in a pirogue for 4 hours this afternoon and kindly invited us along, but I felt that I just couldn't manage 4 hours in the sun and we reluctantly declined.
The Sweitzer Hospital museum was fascinating and it was quite humbling to see how much one man had accomplished in a lifetime's service to mankind.