Southern Senegal – Casamance Part 2

I’m having a fantastic time hanging out in beach side paradise in the Cassamance region. It’s hard to leave!

Due to my hopeless organization I’ve hit the middle of the rainy season – each day now it rains for between 8 and 10 hours, the heaviest rain I have ever seen in my life. Every second day I’m treated to a massive lightning and thunderstorm, bigger than anything I’ve seen in my life. Somehow the storms make me feel closer to the earth than I ever have in my life.

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Beach side paradise

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Boabab during a sunset walk

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On a boat, exploring the many small island communities on the Cassamance River and tributaries

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Colorful grasshopper

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An island community

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Escaping the heat

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On the streets of Capskirring, Cassamance

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The mighty Boabab at sunset

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Rice fields are everywhere

What do you guys think, is it time for a new country?


10 Responses

  1. Alejandro says:

    Glad to hear you are enjoying yourself. We haven’t heard about the Jeep for a while, how is holding up? Are you happy with your “stock setup” vs the original plan for a Diesel? it’s more confortable to be in that the TJ? I think it’s time for a “Jeep stuff” post. :-)

    • Dan Grec says:

      Hey Alejandro,

      Absolutely, it’s time for a Jeep Stuff post – I’m working on reviews, etc, though I want to have a few tens of thousands of miles under my belt before I can really know how good this setup is!

      It’s all coming, I promise.


  2. Jared says:

    We can tell it’s made an impression on you, as you kept saying that things were the biggest or most influential that you’d “ever seen in [your] life.” I hope you’ve enjoyed it there!

  3. Anthony says:

    Wow, that looks stunning! I’m almost convinced that there are no people where you are at based on the photos. Just amazing landscapes and empty villages. :-)

    Wishing you continued easy travels and looking forward to your next post!

  4. Dave says:

    Dan, many blessings to you on this adventure. I am very impressed and have enjoyed following your journey. I did a similar trip with a college friend from Colombia to Venezuela: the long way! I’m inspired by your journey and of course the great detail and thought you’ve put into everything. Safe travels. -Dave, Minnesota, USA

  5. Brent says:

    Sounds like paradise to me. Why leave yet.

    • Dan Grec says:

      Hey Brent,

      I have a long way to go, and the temp import for the Jeep into Senegal is a short duration – extending it is possible, I just can’t be bothered!


  6. Nick says:

    I have really enjoyed following your adventure! Did you get any good photos of the rain or lightning storms?

    • Dan Grec says:

      Hey Nick,
      I’m happy to hear you are enjoying the ride!
      No, unfortunately, I have not taken any photos of the rain or lightning. I don’t have anything on my camera to be able to catch the lightning…..


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