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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...

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...

Following the accident last weekend, I've taken time away from riding to repair my motorcycle but also allow minor injuries to heal. I found a camping spot at a boat club on the coast of Dakar where I met several other travellers and we've had a blast!

Being on the coast is awesome and pictu...

Following the accident last weekend, my pride and joy (motorcycle!) has sustained damage. Two mechanics drafted into the police station fixed the engine coolant reserve tank to get me on my way; however, there's more to repair. I've found a place to camp in Dakar that has a motorcycle garage next...

The first thing I remember from today is being sat at the desk of a chief policeman in Senegal who was asking what happened to me. However, I don't know how I got there or what happened! The chief was on the phone to his commander who was apparently very concerned for me.

It seems that I was hit b...

I stayed two nights at the Zebra Bar near St Louis, Senegal. It's very close to the coast with a small strip of land protecting it from the sea. My objective was to plan my route through Senegal and revisit visa planning.

Following the motorcycle accident, I had been laid up in a country that...

Last night's sleep on a concrete floor was a bit rough!

The first part of the ride to the Diama crossing into Senegal was on tarmac with potholes and massive erosion.

Poor road conditions in Mauritania.

Once at the Diawling National Park in Mauritania, the road and scenery changed considerably.

Diawling National Park, Mauritania.Diawling National Park, Mauritania.

I saw warthogs, but couldn...