Fishing with The Fam

Trip Start Jan 14, 2014
Trip End Mar 16, 2014

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Flag of Senegal  , Ziguinchor,
Tuesday, March 4, 2014

   I took the family to see the river inlet at Niafarang (pronounced fast like "Nyafran"). Mamadi gave us a ride up. They were resurfacing the road, and we drove over a huge rock. We would later find out that this broke his car. He was unable to pick us up, but sent another driver.
   Ibrahim's cousin, Popol, was our host along with his grandson, Sam. It was Sam and Sam all day. After settling in to town, we walked across the rice paddies and waded through the shallow river to the beach. The boat was waiting. Everyone was psyched except Franklin who was not feeling great and very concerned about being on the water. He still managed to have fun and do some fishing. We found out he's literally crazy about fishing.
   We fished for about an hour before Pol wanted a break at the bar. The river divides Senegal and Gambia. The bar was in Gambia, and I was a little concerned about crossing over without documents. We mostly hung out on the boat. I wanted to be fishing anyway.
   After an hour and a half of waiting for Pol to finish his beers and socialize, we were fishing again. We caught nothing, but the kids got to ride the boat and try their hands. It was a gorgeous day on the water none the less, and we even had shade on the boat.
   Niafarang is really a beautiful little inlet. The river is small and shallow there, but big fish are frequent. Pol says the time to catch big fish is at night on the beach. He said people come from all around to do so. Maybe next time.
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