Woke up with a well deserved hangover. Spent the afternoon in my room reading and writing.
In the late afternoon I headed to the Abuko Nature Reserve some 20km South of Banjul. I spent a little over two hours in the park and never saw a single person other than the gate keepers. Monkeys (several different kinds), birds (bazillions), lizards, spiders and insects rule the park. The park was a perfect way to sweat out my hangover. The trees were so dense the path was through a tunnel of greenery. The sounds of monkeys chattering, birds calling, and that always frustrating rustle of something running away unseen in the undergrowth permeated everywhere. It all made for a tranquil, cathedral like environment. It did get a little creepy as it started to get dark, and when I left the park the gatekeeper had to come back to unlock the gate - I almost had to spend the night!
Another major storm tonight. Luckily it waited until I was home. The winds sound incredible, and the lightening flashes are getting closer together (which is messing up my BBC reception!). On and off rain for the rest of the night, but nothing to hard.