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Travel Blogs from Toubakouta
... move to the
left and so a man was thumping on the vehicle and yelling, I got a
bit mad by then and started to yell back at him and then he said we
were good people. The ferry docked at 8.25 pm and we drove for 10 kms
in the dark until we came to a large garage where we stayed for the
night. A long and frustrating day. It seems a smile and a handshake
have to be paid for and it spoils things a lot.
Heading back to the Ghana Embassy for
our visa. In all we have had to wait 12 days for the carnet and
visa's here. We took a different route back from the lake and went
round the other side of it. This led to several small villages where
the people seemed to be living one on top of the other, but they all
... 300 dalassi (for two) 'taxes’ and they wanted to have CFA rather than dalassi from us.
The Senegalese side was very quick with just Customs and Immigration to see.
None needed for The Gambia or Casamance.
Carte Brun – see Notes for Senegal.
Film - Pack-Up of Roof Tent and Awning Directed by Maxwell House
This film ...
... We learned how the new Top Dog of Senegal, whom they call Macky Sall, is quite ferocious towards other Top Dogs who do not want to eat from the same dog bowl as him. Apparently, he has not helped Toubakouta which hangs on in there in a state of 'cat-astrophe', which, for once, the feline has no responsibility for. The humans can only get their dosh and dinner from fishing (for real, not paper fish) and a little tourism. ...
... in the trees on the little island. The noise got louder and louder and soon it was alive with birds jostling for position on the tree branches. Soon, the island was a mass of white with the odd speck of black with barely any of the trees visible. It was an amazing experience and a great way to mark my birthday. As was the birthday cake which we enjoyed after dinner!
Birds we saw today: Striated Heron, Black Egret, Grey Heron, Goliath ...