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This morning, I woke to the sound, with occasional vibration, of waves crashing against the land. Powerful yet very peaceful.

Rode the same track as yesterday back from Varela to Sao Domingos. It felt better than yesterday and I was less tense going through soft sand.

Today's plan was to vis...

The visa for Guinea-Bissau, from Ziguinchor, took less than five minutes! Once collected, Ron and I rode together from Senegal into Guinea-Bissau, which was a straight-forward crossing without issue.

Whilst purchasing SIM cards in Sao Domingos, sweat was pouring from me onto the floor and paper...

After leaving Sedhiou, I stayed in Ziguinchor for two nights.

Me at the exit of Ziguinchor, Senegal.

The plan was to prepare for visa applications in the countries ahead and do my chores, such as washing my clothes.

Doing my chores! Washing clothes.

This is where I met Ron on a beautiful 30-year old BMW R80GS in good condition.

Ron and his 30-year old BMW R80GS, Ziguinchor, Senegal.

We went for food and beer i...

The Gambia is known as the smiling coast because of people's friendliness and warm smiles. So, I was sad to leave The Gambia today.

Crossing the Border into Senegal was quick and easy. The police woman on the Senegal entry post requested money, which I refused, and she responded with "what do yo...

After a night of wild camping where we were supposed to be stealth, we woke up to multiple people tending their cattle who said hello. They were friendly and OK with our presence, but so much for being stealth!

The Gambia's vegetation is more luscious than previous countries on my route through...

Liver and pasta with spicy sauce in baguette for breakfast. Very spicy and so tasty!

Filled up with Petrol in Banjul, and got chatting to the lady who served me, Haddy. She wanted to marry, and made two things clear. First, she wanted to go to the UK, so asked if she had a motorcycle... she did no...

A friend from the UK, Gary, used to work in the UK with a gentlemen from The Gambia called Salifu. Gary kindly put us in touch and we met up in Banjul. We were staying nearby, but couldn't figure out the maze that is the roads in Banjul, so Salifu very kindly arranged for a taxi to collect us!

Sal...

Our hosts at the hippie compound were incredibly hospitable. We were continuously plied with food and beverages.

Like several places I've stayed at they source water from the ground. Not drinkable, but OK for cooking (boiling) and washing. Mr B even offered for his sister to wash our clothes!

The well at Mr B's hippie compound in The Gambia.The well at Mr B's hippie compound in The Gambia.

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We said goodbye to the sisters at the nunnery and headed to The Gambian border.

En route, we stopped for a break on a river. I've forgotten where it was. Nice views, but there was a tremendous quantity of rubbish that had been dumped in piles and had not washed up onto the river.

Beach in Senegal en route to ferry at Foundiougne.Beach in Senegal en route to ferry at Foundiougne.Lots of rubbish on beach in Senegal en route to ferry at Foundiougne.Lots of rubbish on beach in Senegal en route to ferry at Foundiougne.

At Foundiougn...

We departed the boating club today and said our goodbyes. Hopefully, our paths will cross again in some other part of the world!

Riding again felt intense after the accident. Mostly because there are many hazards on the road and you need to be very vigilant. Traffic is crazy out here. Vehicles pul...