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More hippo sightings and more of the waiting game on the River Gambia, Senegal

Friday 21st December, 2012 – Paddling distance: 22.08km (total to-date: 105.73km) – River Gambia Expedition Before we headed back out on the River Gambia for the town of Mako – or next port of call – we paid a last … Continue reading

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Hippo alert – 11 o’clock! Fog horn at the ready, Jones! River Gambia, Senegal, West Africa

Tuesday 18th December 2012 – Djinji-Bantaco – paddling distance: 29km We set off from the village of Djinji around 10am this morning, paddling towards the next gold mining village of Bantaco – which we had heard was one of the … Continue reading

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Hippo stand-off: lessons in ‘hippo etiquette’ – on the River Gambia, Senegal, for the first time with ‘The Twins’/Ally 811 canoes

15th December, 2012 – Kedougou – Sila Kunda, Senegal: 21kms Today is the day – getting ‘The Twins’ (our two Ally 811 canoes) into the river, for the first time on the River Gambia Expedition. Over the last couple of … Continue reading

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Heard but not seen: The hippo beneath the canoe…our first hippo encounter on the River Gambia Expedition, Senegal, West Africa

December 15th 2012 – River Gambia, Senegal, West Africa Despite not having seen the hippo in this instance – a mere taster of what we would face, literally, whilst on the River Gambia Expedition– it was enough to shake us … Continue reading

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Messing about on the water…The Thames, to be more precise – with the Surrey Canoe Club gang!

Thanks to Sophie Powell for the photo and for arranging the informal paddle around Desborough Island, in Walton-on-Thames, last night. It was great fun to hang out with the guys from the ‘Surrey Canoe Club’ – despite the fact that … Continue reading

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