The YouTube footage pretty much speaks for itself…which is a good thing as we are just running out of the door, this morning, to catch up with Concern Universal – Florio is taking some pics of one of their projects here in The Gambia, in exchange for a lift with all our expedition gear to Tambacunda, Senegal, in three days time. From there, we will then head down to Kédougou, Guinea, to drop off ‘The Twins‘ (our Ally 811 canoes), then onto Labé. Near to where our journey truly begins – the River Gambia Expedition – 40km or so from Labé, lies the tiny village of Toulou, where we will begin to trek for the first 200km, in the Fouta Djallon Highlands of Guinea and the source of the River Gambia.
After over three weeks delay and more than a few false start dates (thanks to the shipping company who are transporting our box of expedition gear!), we are all set to go – at long last – and we are both so very ready to get this expedition well and truly started. As are our Gambian team mates, Abdou and Ebu, who have been more than patiently waiting (as only Gambians can) for us to give them a leaving date.
Thanks, as always, for stopping by. And, thank you, for the words of encouragement over these last frustrating weeks of waiting on tenterhooks for our box of expedition gear (which was never meant) to arrive in The Gambia – we are not defeated!
We’ll be right back with updates and photos (from Mr Florio) very soon.
H & Flo