23 February 2020


Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 February

Both of these were relatively quiet days. On Monday Kathy and I stayed at at the hotel all day. We sorted through all the kit we had left, microscopes and accessories and made some logical sense out of them and listed what we had. This will be invaluable for the future.

Pippa, Joe, Wandifa, Yankuba and Abdoulie went to Yundum Barracks schools to give some physics workshops to some of the students there. They gave two workshops there.

Tuesday was Independence Day, which is a public holiday so all the schools, businesses and a lot of shops are closed. It was also Joe's last day as he was to leaving to fly home that evening. We therefore had a rest day and went to the Calypso Bar which is at the point where the Gambia River joins the Atlantic Ocean. The bar there overlooks a lagoon and we had lunch whilst watching the crocodiles that live on the banks of the lagoon and were entertained by displays of a very wide range of birds flying overhead and fishing

Crocodiles at Calypso Bar

We went to Samba's Kitchen in the evening. Joe wanted one of their excellent fillet steaks before he left and we then had an enjoyable time listening to the live band before walking back to the hotel to say our farewells to Joe

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