|These are flowers on the wall where I am staying. See the blue gate? That is the compound gate to WEC in Gambia. That is who Karen works for and where we are staying. Aren't they beautiful flowers? There are birds all over them sometimes.|
Firstly, Gambia is coming to the end of the dry season. Other than one day's drizzle in January, there hasn't been any rain for several months. Consequently it is very dry and dusty. Ask Dad to explain what 34% humidity means. The air is dry; the ground is dry; I am dry and need to drink a lot.
|The street outside where we are staying. You can see the dusty roads and the tower behind with the scaffolding? That is the local mosque (where Muslims worship) and every morning at 6.00 I am woken up by a loud call to prayer.|
|Can you see the stitching around the outside?|
|Beautiful palm trees on the beach with Karen and Stush|
|Our drinks arriving|
|No idea what this is. It was wading in the waves.|
There are also lots of beautiful flowers and birds here. II will try to take some photos of them for you. In the garden where we are staying there is a grapefruit tree. Most of the fruits have been eaten but there are still some left. Everybody is talking about when the mangoes will be ripe - in about two or three weeks time. There are unripe mangoes falling off the trees all over the garden. Stush goes each morning to collect limes from a tree in the garden too. He make a lovely drink with bananas and lime juice and he has it for breakfast every day when the fruits are available. Most people here only eat fruits and vegetables that are in season as it is so expensive to import them.
|In the garden where I am staying|
|Mangoes on the ground|
|The last few pink grapefruit|