The Gambia seemed a lot more ready to receive tourists than Senegal had been. There was a welcoming committee singing and dancing at the dock.
Still, the local transportation was still pretty rustic.
We rode in that vehicle for a good hour and a half (each way). You see a lot of things that you don't see much of in California. It's a little hard to see, but this guy is carrying a very large tuna on his bicycle:
All over the place we saw shops selling overstuffed armchairs on the street.
Some of the natives were camera shy.
Others not so much.
Eventually we arrived at our destination, a wildlife refuge in the rain forest outside of town, where they fed us lunch and took us on a nice canoe ride.
There were a lot of baboons. They were accustomed enough to humans that you could get pretty close to them and get some really amazing shots. It's a shame that the light wasn't better. It was overcast all day, so the light was really flat.
Did I mention there were a lot of baboons, and they were used to having humans around?
Got some nice bird shots too. I don't remember what this one is called.
All in all, just a pleasant and mostly uneventful day. Which turned out to be pretty remarkable in this part of the world.