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Our homes for the night, in pictures

Blog posted by on Jan 17th, 2010

A selection of photographs of places we’ve stayed during our first ten months on the road.



Geotag Icon Eight things that happened in Casamance

Blog posted by on Nov 2nd, 2009

We liked southern Senegal’s Casamance region. And things started happening as soon as we crossed the border…



Geotag Icon Senegal, in numbers

Blog posted by on Oct 27th, 2009

Another one for our in numbers series: how lazy and how greedy we were in Senegal (the short answer is “very”).



Geotag Icon Gallery: Senegal

Photographs posted by on Oct 26th, 2009

Landscapes, wildlife and portraits from our two months in Senegal – cycling from Rosso in the north to Ziguinchor in the south. Photographs by Huw Williams and Bex Sumner.

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Geotag Icon Baobabs and toubabs in northern Senegal

Blog posted by on Oct 5th, 2009

After the end of Ramadan in St Louis, we set off for a slow, eight day cycle through rural Senegal’s backroads, passing through savannah and peanut farms, villages and holy cities, towards the Gambian border.



Geotag Icon A short(ish) history of St Louis

Blog posted by on Sep 18th, 2009

One way or another, we’ve spent quite a bit of time in St Louis, a tiny island in the north of Senegal. As the end of Ramadan approaches, Bex looks at the city past and present.



Geotag Icon Ten things we learned on holiday

Blog posted by on Sep 18th, 2009

We were in St Louis when I last wrote and we’re in St Louis now, but we’ve been halfway around Senegal in the meantime – enjoying a holiday from our semi-permanent holiday. Here are a few things we learned along the way.



Geotag Icon Wildlife: Giant Eagle Owl

audio, wildlife posted by on Sep 14th, 2009

Giant Eagle Owls are wonderful creatures; they have huge, lidded eyes that make them look a little like gremlins, and they sound a bit like pigs. We were lucky enough to enjoy the presence of two (wild) Giant Eagle Owls at Le Thiossane camp in Senegal, and we spent a few hours sitting near this vocal individual’s tree and gaining its confidence before setting up the recorder. This extract is taken from the hour-long recording we have of this individual.

Species: Bubo lacteus
Common name: Giant Eagle Owl
Date and time recorded: 18:54 local time, 6th September 2009
Location: Near Mbodiene, Senegal (view on map)
Equipment: Audio-Technica AT897 via FEL MicBooster MB-1 to Fostex FR2LE
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Geotag Icon Soundscape: Morning by the lagoon

audio, soundscapes posted by on Sep 14th, 2009

Evening by the lagoonIn this soundscape, recorded just after dawn at Le Thiossane camp near Mbodiene, Senegal, you can hear the insects and birds living around the saltwater lagoon coming to life. We spent a lot of mornings and evenings listening to and watching the life of the lagoon, with the sea crashing in the distance. This was recorded in mono, just before our new mics arrived…

Date and time recorded: 06:24 local time, 4th September 2009
Location: Near Mbodiene, Senegal (view on map)
Equipment: Audio-Technica AT897 via FEL MicBooster MB-1 to Fostex FR2LE
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Geotag Icon White Rhino

audio, wildlife posted by on Sep 14th, 2009

White rhino in the Bandia reserveWhile we were in the Bandia Reserve, our guide, Mamadou, stopped the vehicle and went off on foot to follow some large tracks. Fifteen minutes later, he came back and told us to follow him, on foot. He led us to a wooded copse, where the Bandia Reserve’s only two (Southern) White Rhinos – an eight year-old pair – were resting. Here are the few seconds we managed to snatch of the female breathing.

Species: Ceratotherium simum
Common name: Southern White Rhinoceros
Date and time recorded: 12:42 local time, 31st August 2009
Location: Bandia Reserve, Senegal (view on map)
Equipment: Audio-Technica AT897 via FEL MicBooster MB-1 to Fostex FR2LE
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