Due to the fact that the team has to wait for customs clearing in Dakar on Monday morning a welcome rest day in Dakar came in handy to update the web page and to clean up Lipstick (it is amazing how a well organised interior becomes cluttered after 11 Days of driving)
At this point in time Andre and Willy would also like to thank Kingsley Seiler who, down in East London, is the man who receives the team’s reports and puts it up on the web page. See: http://go2websites.co.za
Team Lipstick can only recommend Kingsley to anyone who is in need of designing a web page and you can contact Kingsley on 060 525 8354.
The afternoon was spend exploring Dakar in greater detail and team Lipstick found a female taxi driver “ Mama Taxi” who could speak English and showed them the greater part of Dakar.
After having seen the main landmarks of this most western town of Africa it was decided to take the ferry to Goree Island from where many moons ago the still unbelievable slave trade took place. Team Lipstick just imagined how life changing it could have been to be caught in Africa and a few weeks later one has to work those old cotton fields down in Louisiana – it must have been beyond our understanding of pain………
Goree Island seen from Dakar
The beach as seen on arrival at Goree……
The ferry takes about 15 minutes to reach the island which consists mainly of old houses belonging to the medieval age mixed with the modern world of stalls and markets selling tourist memorials of all kinds.
After a nice bottle of white wine on the local beach front team lipstick returned to mainland Dakar where Lipstick itself was given a good clean up.
As mentioned earlier on tour it is always difficult to find a good and secure parking space for Lipstick due to its height – but so far luck has always prevailed and with a bit of convincing even the most serious car park man is more than willing to assists – like here in Dakar for instance . A nice Golf Cap ( thanks to Claas and Nathan of course was of great help too… )
…put the new hat in the old hat ?
..no ways put it on …and allow Lipstick to park…………
A very nice dinner in a ship- like restaurant called Lagoon1 ( highly recommended) completed the stay in Dakar and the team is looking forward to proceed to Bakamo in Mali