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MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! The River Gambia Expedition team reach the Atlantic Ocean, Banjul, The Gambia after over 1100km road and river!

Tuesday 22nd January 2013 After two months on the road and camping on the banks of the River Gambia, we bloody well did it!! The River Gambia Expedition team reached the Atlantic Ocean, in The Gambia, yesterday, 21st January – … 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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Delay tactics and the birth of the UN – by Jason Florio (update on the River Gambia Expedition)

The journey becomes it’s own once you have bought the ticket. Chucked through a portal into the dripping West African flora and crawling fauna from *”Our Safe European Home” one must give one’s self to the inevitable slings and arrows … 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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Blimey…we woke up in West Africa!!

Departed 16/10/12: Gatwick Airport, UK – on a very cold October early morn   Arrived 16/10/12: Yundum International Airport, The Gambia, West Africa – on a bi candita baci (very hot!) October mid-afternoon We were dreading our arrival into The … Continue reading

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Product sponsors and backers – on board so far, for the River Gambia Expedition 2012. Thank you to everyone!

We also have ‘An Exchange’ for those individuals who would like to own one of River Gambia Expedition 2012  co-leader, Jason Florio’s, limited edition fine art photography prints which he will take whilst we are in West Africa. Please click … Continue reading

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