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 visit Cacheu. The distance to Cacheu was about 15 miles with direct line of sight; however, crossing Rio Cacheu further in land made the journey more like 130 miles.

Two fake tolls en route that were run by young boys holding knotted rope across the road. Not much hassle, as I slowed down, and road through.

I was running low on drinking water, so sampled a river but found it was salt water. There was a handmade canoe hidden in the vegetation.

Canoe hidden in vegetation at side of river, Guinea-Bissau

Cacheu is a small place and now seems slightly run down. The harbour has a square with seating and a statue.

Cacheu, Guinea-Bissau. Cacheu, Guinea-Bissau.

The castle was closed, and appeared disused.

Castle, Cacheu, Guinea-Bissau. Castle, Cacheu, Guinea-Bissau. Castle, Cacheu, Guinea-Bissau. View from Castle, Cacheu, Guinea-Bissau.

Leaving Cacheu, I went in search for a place to camp. I saw this huge line of ants crossing the track. The ant line looked like rope from afar.

Line of ants crossing track near Cacheu, Guinea-Bissau. Line of ants crossing track near Cacheu, Guinea-Bissau. Line of ants crossing track near Cacheu, Guinea-Bissau.

Finding a camping spot was reasonably tricky today. I tucked my tent into a forest to obscure myself from a nearby path.

Camped in forest near Cacheu, Guinea-Bissau.

Can you find me in this photo?! Where's Wally?

Camped in forest near Cacheu, Guinea-Bissau.

There were lots of sounds that evening. Even a leaf falling from the train made my head turn!

The next morning, the air was very wet with fog. The sun could just about be seen through the fog.

Morning fog in forest near Cacheu, Guinea-Bissau. Castle, Cacheu, Guinea-Bissau.

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