And the rains came down – and the power followed – Gunjor fishing village, The Gambia, West Africa


Flo & Dr S (and our trusty guide ‘toubab minty’ the bush dog) – Gunjor fishing village, The Gambia, West Africa Image © Helen Jones-Florio

Yesterday, we watched a gloriously magnificent electric storm – lighting up the Atlantic Ocean – from our vantage point (undercover. Well, almost…aside from the leaky roof of the beach bar we were sitting in) in Gunjor, a fishing village just down the beach from where we are staying in Kartong.

The storm proceeded to follow us all the way back to Kartong and didn’t let up for most of the evening.

View from the back of the taxi as the storm followed us home to Kartong, The Gambia, West Africa. Image © Helen Jones-Florio

Keeping it short today as we the power is hit and miss – also, we have to get into Serrekunda to pick up medical supplies etc., before it starts raining again – the sky is looking moody again this morning.

More updates soon + photos from Florio, the photographer, himself coming soon. We promise! He has been entrenched in power cables, gadgets and solar panels since we arrived in The Gambia  – “it’s all about the power” he said – as we figure out how we will charge everything when we are on the River Gambia Expedition. Some of the solar devices we brought with don’t seem to do what they say on the box…hmmmm….more on that as and when.

Please keep stopping by and feel free to leave comments. We’d like that 🙂

The Florios

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About River Gambia Expedition 2012

Jason Florio, FRGS: award-winning photojournalist. Helen Jones-Florio: expedition & photography producer. 2009: The couple co-led the West Africa expedition 'A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush - a 930km African odyssey' - the first circumnavigation of the small West African country, by foot, with two donkeys and a cart. Resulting in the award-winning series of portraits of Gambian village chiefs (Alkalo's) www.floriophoto.com (under 'Projects') http://930kmafricanodyssey.tumblr.com/ 2012-13: The couple co-led their second West Africa expedition - 'River Gambia Expedition - 1000km source-sea Africa odyssey' over-landing for 400km and canoeing the River Gambia for 720km https://rivergambiaexpedition2012.wordpress.com
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2 Responses to And the rains came down – and the power followed – Gunjor fishing village, The Gambia, West Africa

  1. sarigoodfriend says:

    Awesome to see you are there and getting everything all set to go. In my opinion, you’ve already got plenty of power, you just need to harness it! Good luck, lovelies! xoxo

    • Awwwh…thanks sweetness. Your words are much appreciated. We’re harnessing…we’re harnessing…and feeling stronger by the day! See you back in NYC, when the Waverly ‘diner’ will be operating at 123 once again! 🙂 Big X to you and all xxH & Flo xx

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