This is part of the Seventh section of our around the
Complete Trip Overview & Map
Coming from The Gambia
18/3/01 Again an easy border crossing with only token requests for "cadeau" or gifts. The road improved half way to Kaolack and remained good all the way to Thies for the night. We were stopped at one check post and managed to avoid a couple of others.
19/3/01 Still intestinally weakened but improving we headed
for St Louis for a quick view of the island city from the mainland and the
old European Danube spanning bridge looking graceful in this turmoiled setting.
Like Europe's discarded Mercedes they look out of place with the horse drawn
carts, both vying for custom as taxi's. The traffic thinned, north, as did
the carnage of animals lying roadside on Senegal's busiest road between Dakar
and St Louis. The main combatants with trucks were the docile donkeys and
sheep, the vultures prize. Another ferry crossing and border. Bridges are
free to cross but expensive to build. Ferries everyone pays. The Senegal formalities
efficient but a compulsory $US 0.80 payment for parking while we waited for
the four times daily Mauritanian run ferry.
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