I'm a VSO IT and Data Analysis Trainer living in Basse, the Gambia. The views expressed in this blog are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect those of VSO. Are you going to volunteer in the Gambia?
Roast 'til the Coast for RSODI am raising funds for a disabled people's group in Basse by cycling across the Gambia. I am aiming to raise £1 for each kilometer I cycle.
I have am now back in the UK and have stopped updating this blog
Day 4 - Kerewan to Fajara (Final Leg)
Welcome to Barra!
Due to some road works today all traffic (including those at the end of a bike ride across the country) was going through the July 22nd Arch, usually reserved for the president only.
The finishing point! Fajara beach.
I went down to dip my feet in the sea and heard a guy say “Did you cycle from Basse?”. “Yes” I replied proudly. He casually metioned “Ah, that’s great. I ran…”
Celebratory drinks somewhat earlier than planned.
Thanks to all the VSOs that, dispite being on a volunteer allowance collectively donated £63 for the Basse Garden Project and to everyone else who has helped get the total up to a whopping £223!
Day 3 - Soma to Kerewan
Another sunrise - this time over Soma.
Somewhere between 30 and 40 trucks waiting to cross the river at Farrafenni at 730 this morning.
Causesway across marshes and paddy fields around the Bao River.
A herd off melons in their natural habitat.
Kerewan! Just one more leg to go tomorrow morning.
Photos of Day 2 of THE Bike Ride
Sunrise over Janjangbureh, 120km of cycling ahead of me.
This goat was giving me Blue Steel for a good 20 minutes while I took some shade under a tree.
I never thought I’d be so happy to get to Soma!
Enough bananas and water to get me to Janjangbureh? check. Oral Rehydration Salts? check. First aid kit? Check. Vaseline? Check. Oil and punction repair kit? Check.
Ready to start a 370km bike ride for RSOD? Check!