Tag Archives: Kartong

More personal thanks from West Africa to those who made the River Gambia Expedition possible

Our way of saying thanks to all those who made the River Gambia Expedition possible – with your participation in ‘An Exchange’ and the Kickstarter campaign. For that, we have been immensely humbled by your support and unprecedented generosity. Thank … Continue reading

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Jason Florio gets ready to photograph the Tolleh Kaafo – the ‘Silly Group’ – Kartong, The Gambia, West Africa

We met the local Tolleh Kaafo women – the Silly Group – the other day, in Kartong village. Most villages will have such a group and, basically, their purpose is to lighten up situations, laughing and joking around, when things … Continue reading

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‘The Twins’ are out! The ‘811 Ally’ canoes are going on the Hallahine river this morning, Kartong, The Gambia/Senegal

We broke our own world-record yesterday – Florio and I put together the Ally 811 canoe in 28 minutes!! Considering it took us almost 5 hours (with tea-breaks) the first time, we ain’t doing too badly. Today, we are taking … Continue reading

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Tobaski Muslim celebrations in The Gambia – a day of sacrificial feasting, West Africa

Last time we were here, in The Gambia, in 2009, we spent the lead up to Tobaski in a tiny village, called Tuba Dabbo, whilst we were on ‘A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush’. We were guests of the … Continue reading

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Building the 811 Ally 16.5′ canoe for the first time with our Gambian team – Kartong, The Gambia, West Africa

We got the whole River Gambia Expedition team together the other day, here in at Sandele Eco Retreat, near the village of Kartong – which is right on the beach and the Atlantic Ocean. – where we are staying as … Continue reading

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A quick shout out, from The Gambia, West Africa, to our River Gambia Expedition product sponsors.

It’s with great thanks to all of our product sponsors, from the River Gambia Expedition team. We’ll posting photo’s of all the products in use, but by bit, throughout the journey, whilst here in West Africa – whether we are … Continue reading

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