Dakar, Senegal (Dennis Duck Jr)
After breakfast on board, we start exploring Banjul, we drive thru the streets of the capital and stop at Arch 22 which makes the coup d'etat in 1994. We then head to the villiage of Bakau where we visit Katchikally, the sacred crocodile pool, it is believed that barren women can drink or swim here to help them have childern. We are allowed to touch a Croc here, amazing. We then go to beatiful beach and have a refreshment stop and then head off to the botanic garden. Next stop is the National Museum of the Gambia, very interesting and small but you learn alot about the Gambia, and no visit is complete without seeing the Stanley Market, very busy place where you buy almost anything. We return to the ship have lunch and set sail to Kunta Kinteh Island, another of the islands used in slavery, this one made famous by Alex Hailey, Roots. We explore the ruins of the buildings and old cannons on the island then return to the ship, we anchor off Tendaba for the night, Greek night on the ship, wonderful dinner and Greek dancing.
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