Back in Kedougou, Senegal – prepping to get ‘The Twins’ – Ally 811 canoes – onto the River Gambia + negotiations, Senegalese style.

Wednesday 12th December 2012 – back in Kedougou, Senegal, to pick up ‘The Twins’ – our Ally811 canoes Thank God! No more spine jarring, teeth rattling, motorcycle rides, up, down, or around the Fouta Djallon Highlands of Guinea-Conakry. The eight-hour … Continue reading

Visit the beautiful Fouta Djallon Highlands of Guinea-Conakry. But…be sure to take your own chiropractor! The River Gambia Expedition story continues…

Thursday 31st January 2013 ‘Once upon a time, two ‘toubabs’ (european/white person) and two Gambian fishermen took two canoes and began an adventure: the River Gambia Expedition. Starting in the Fouta Djallon Highlands of Guinea, to pay homage to the … Continue reading

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! The River Gambia Expedition team reach the Atlantic Ocean, Banjul, The Gambia after over 1100km road and river!

Tuesday 22nd January 2013 After two months on the road and camping on the banks of the River Gambia, we bloody well did it!! The River Gambia Expedition team reached the Atlantic Ocean, in The Gambia, yesterday, 21st January – … Continue reading

It’s a waiting game, down here in The Gambia…when in Rome…

‘Domanding, domanding’ – slowly, slowly – local Mandinka language. Update 7th November 2012 ‘Patience is the key to joy…‘ according to Sufi poet, Jalal ad-Dīn Muhammad Rumi As some of you are well aware, we have been in The Gambia, … Continue reading

The Ally 811 folding canoes – inaugural voyage on the Alahein River, Gambia, and lunch in Senegal, West Africa

Sunday 4th November 2012 – Lunch in Senegal As the song goes, ‘only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun…’ Noel Coward couldn’t have gotten it more spot on. As we tied the Ally 811 canoes to … Continue reading

We’re almost there – a day nearer to trekking and canoeing on our West Africa documentary photography expedition

On our last expedition, in 2009, we walked 930km around the small West African country of The Gambia (which is a country that we both love and seem to be drawn back to, year after year), with two donkeys and … Continue reading

Our River Gambia Expedition leaving date is set! Thanks to The Gambia Experience for their support

At last!! We have a leaving date, to fly down to The Gambia, West Africa, to begin final preparations for our ‘River Gambia Expedition – 1000km source to sea African odyssey‘. 16th October is the date. And, it’s with BIG … Continue reading

Kelly Kettle Company on board!! BIG thanks to Patrick Kelly and the guys for the ‘Base Camp Kettle Sets’!

We just this minute took delivery of two Kelly Kettle Base Camp Sets. So, its with HUGE thanks to Patrick Kelly and the guys over in Ballina, Co. Mayo, Ireland, for their support – and faith in what we are … Continue reading

Update: Yellowbrick™ ‘YB3′ Tracking Device training with Nick Farrell…followed by lunch by the Swanwick Marina with Matt Smith (The Gambia Experience)

Update: 6th October 2012 We’re in the process of setting up the our YBlog – where you can go and see the tracking map of where we’ll be on our River Gambia Expedition. We’ll be pinging our location on a … Continue reading

Outdoor gear anyone? Our equipment ‘Wish List’ is getting shorter (thanks to all our fantastic gear sponsors!), for the River Gambia Expedition. BUT…we still need a few more items

‘River Gambia Expedition 2012 – 1000km source to sea Africa odyssey’ team thanks all our product sponsors, backers and collaborators for all their unprecedented support and product donations. We are extremely grateful and thankful – you are all helping us … Continue reading