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... decker, multi-colored wooden affair with a small outboard motor. It held 24 passengers and had four crew. Upon arrival we were given cups of coffee spiked with brandy then, about a half hour later, huge goblets of champagne which were generously refilled. So all aboard were soon in a good mood. For about three hours we slowly wound through the mangrove swamp which is part of the Gambia river delta. The amazing thing was the mangrove roots were all covered with ...
... bought bikes and wandered on the terrible roads outside the city. Along the way we ran into some other travelers who gave us directions to an art village. Curiosity peeked, we decided to check it out. Tijuring is exactly as it sounds- a village dedicated to art. There we met Etu, an artist who makes environmental paintings. These paintings reflect how people feel while surrounded by the lush nature of the village. ...
I am just finishing off this chapter today so I can send it off and then really work on my livelihood surveys. I had my first ever Skype Conference Call with my DoS last week which at first was proving to be a disaster but it worked out in the end and we were able to talk at length about what I have been doing and what my plans are (I say talk at length but it was raining like crazy so didn't chance going into the office and of course we had no power so my laptop ...
... when we asked about living in Gambia, as if to say, don't ask. When I told him we'd encountered bumsters on the short walk to his restaurant, he suddenly appeared interested. “What did they say to you? Did they mention my restaurant? Did they tell you to stay away?”
We told him that they hadn't mentioned his restaurant and the man seemed relieved but no less dispirited. When our food arrived he left us alone.
The next day we hired a taxi to take us ...
... and leaving wasn't easy at all.
Anyway, we had
diving in Dakar to distract us and so soon settled into the incredible
Oceanium right beside the sea and sorted ourselves out with a
dive...back out at gorgeous Goree...couldn't keep us away eh! Being
back beneath the waves was wicked and as ever worlds away from any
experience on land. Lovely!