Monkeys at play in a Gambian garden

Monkeys at play in a Gambian garden

During my last visit to The Gambia I stayed in the area known as the Senegambia strip. It’s the largest and liveliest resort in The Gambia, although in late June and early July when I was there, it was pretty quiet. Despite the humidity it is a lovely time of...
Exploring Albert Market in Banjul

Exploring Albert Market in Banjul

Whatever country you are in, I think most people would agree, that the local markets are great places to explore and photograph. When I arrived at Banjul’s Royal Albert Market our taxi driver found a local guide to take us round. There’s huge variety of...
Visiting my sponsored child in The Gambia

Visiting my sponsored child in The Gambia

In 2005 I started sponsoring a little girl in The Gambia. She was just 6 years old. A few months later I visited The Gambia for the first time and, of course, I arranged to visit her, her school and her family. Nearly 8 years later I am still sponsoring her and...
A time for Romance #FriFotos

A time for Romance #FriFotos

With Valentine’s Day just yesterday, this week’s #FriFotos theme is unsurprisingly  ‘Romance.’ Here’s a collection of images of some of the most romantic places I’ve been to, however, looking through my photographs there is without...
Echoes from the past on Gorée Island

Echoes from the past on Gorée Island

The boat leaves Dakar in Senegal and it isn’t long before, Gorée Island comes into view. Pastel coloured European-style buildings, palm trees, blue skies and blue seas. The scene is like no other I have seen in West Africa.   The tiny island of Gorée, a UNESCO...
Gunpowder Green Tea in The Gambia

Gunpowder Green Tea in The Gambia

If you have ever been to The Gambia, or indeed any of the surrounding West African countries, you will no doubt have seen the local men gathered together around a small teapot. This well-loved past time involves a lot of chattering while drinking scolding hot and...
Smiles at Sanyang Fishing Village

Smiles at Sanyang Fishing Village

The Gambia is justifiable known as ‘The smiling coast of Africa’ as everywhere you go you will find a smile to greet you. These two ladies, cleaning fish at Sanyang at the leisurely pace that is typical of this little West African country, were only too pleased to...
The rules of wuri!

The rules of wuri!

Ida teaching tourists to play an ancient traditional game from West Africa is this week’s travel snap. I love the expressions on their faces. Can anyone beat Ida? I first came across the game of wuri when I saw a family playing it in a back street in Mindelo on...

A very cool dude

This is a new feature for my blog as each week I’ll share with you one of my favourite photos from my travels, the first being this young man in Brikama, The Gambia, West Africa.