Year 1

My first full year on Jinja Island was a voyage of self-discovery, as for the first time in my adult life I found myself, on the whole, truly alone. But that’s not to say it was lonely…

Year 2

In my second year of living on Jinja Island, I found myself really settling into island life. It was a year of dizzying highs and crushing lows, but by God, when the sun was shining and the archipelago was in good cheer, it was like nowhere else on Earth. 

Year 3

The events of 2016 cast a long shadow over my third and final year of life on Jinja Island. That’s not to say there wasn’t plenty of time to party (there was), but I learnt the hard way that you can’t shut out the outside world forever.

Jinja Island Revisited

I still own Jinja Island. I’ve been back twice since I left at the end of April 2017. It’ll never be like it was, but there are things it could be…