Lac Rose to Fatick

Trip Start Sep 05, 2012
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Trip End Dec 22, 2012


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Flag of Senegal  , La Petite Cote,
Friday, October 5, 2012

Not much mileage today only 192km, we got our Gabon visas early and headed straight out of Dakar to lac rose ( that's French for rose lake haha) also the official finish line for the Paris Dakar Rally before it moved to south America! Tick the list!

Roads were incredibly bad and the gps proved worthless... Not it's fault, the road just ends, presume it used to be there!

4 hours and only 42km complete, 1 broken down truck (and there are many) and the villages shut down, no worries let's just take the engine out or remove the axle! Seriously I have immense respect, nothing is thrown away and everything can be repaired! Makes me think of london when it snows.

We didn't make Kaolak as we hoped so we ended up finding a little village to stay in. Hmm properly roughing it but they're all over the price plan! £9 each to stay in the village omg they're commercial to say the least! Mosquitoes are super vicious and definitelyq not paying the same nightly charge... Fully lathered up in tabard and still being eaten alive!

Took a walk in the village and found some food, so tasty but again lets hope it's not the one!!!
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