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Saturday, October 3, 1998
Tendaba, The Gambia
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Tendaba, The Gambia:
Latitude: 13° 26' 20" North
Longitude: 15° 48' 36" West
Altitude: 1349 feet
From Seattle: 6837 miles
Lodging: Hotel - Tendaba Camp

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Today's Travel:
Country: The Gambia
Region: Lower River Division
Weather: Mostly Sunny

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Croc (in captivity) Tendaba Camp, Tendaba, The Gambia

Sunset over the Gambia River Tendaba Camp, Tendaba, The Gambia

Sunset over the Gambia River Tendaba Camp, Tendaba, The Gambia

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 541
Linear Dist: 81478
Countries Visited: 37
Regions Visited: 154
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Hotels: 148
Friends / Family: 154
Camping: 42
Hostels: 141
Transit: 49
Other Lodging: 6
Beers: 1970
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Journal Entry:
Tried to force my self to sleep but didn't work. Got up and had breakfast on the patio overlooking The Gambia river. There's a flock of small very bright yellow and very vocal birds that go charging around the camp at random times and places - their antics are pretty amusing.

Set off on a hike through the village and along the river to look for wildlife. The village wasn't very exciting and I picked up the usual gaggle of children following me everywhere. The vegetation along the river and the soft ground effectively barred me from my river walk so I set up the road. I hiked up to where I got picked up yesterday before deciding it was really too hot.

Back at the camp I relaxed on the patio read some then spent the afternoon at the pool reading, sunning, and swimming.

As the pool fell into shadows I went and showered. Afterwards wandering down to the patio I found a phenomenal sunset reflected in the river and the clouds. Somehow the colors seem so more intense out here than at home. The greens of the plant life, the blue of the sky, the red of the earth, and those and every other color in the birds, even the whites of the clouds - are all so dazzling. Maybe the sun is just brighter nearer the equator...


Related Sites:
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: The Gambia
CIA World Fact Book: The Gambia

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