Day 9

Day 9 Lunch at our partner’s compound I knew before we came out here that we would be spending a day in our Gambian partner’s compound, where they live with their family. And to be honest, I was dreading it a bit. Going to Kunte Kinteh Island and the slavery museum yesterday changed so much.…

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Day 8

Day 8 Kunta Kinteh Island Updated: Aug 15 We had a really early start from Gunjur today. We went in two minibuses with our Gambian partners. On our bus there was a huge sing-song. Everyone had so much energy. Yet Maisie managed to sleep through it all! We arrived an hour later at the shore of…

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Day 7

Day 7 – Reflections Updated: Aug 15 Halfway, and looking back, it’s been a challenging week. Staying strong despite the hurdles, just staying OK and not crying is quite tough sometimes. Missing the family, being away has been very difficult. Tonight the wifi’s down and if you want to call someone (even just to hear their…

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Day 6

Day 6 – Eco tourism and the beach Updated: Aug 14 In the early hours of the morning we had the most amazing, intense thunderstorm. I’ve never experienced a storm like it. In a matter of seconds the rainwater came up to my ankles on the track outside my room. It’s been worryingly dry this season,…

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