Whilst I spent a comfortable night sleeping in Franki, Christophe decided he wanted to use his hammock. We both had a good night's sleep after the trials of getting over the border. Zebrabar had good clean shower facilities but with cold water, the outside temperature wasn't all at warm at 0630 it made for a very chilly shower!
Coffee made and drunk, we were ready to depart. Christophe got behind the wheel but Franki had managed to get her front tyres in some deep sand, probably due to parking in the dark! Oleg the Russian biker, a Czech overlander and some others came to our rescue and pushed her out of the sand, we were off. Aiming to be in Dakar as quickly as possible so that I could apply for a Malian visa hopefully in the same day. Sadly Christophe had decided that we wouldn't make Bamako in time, he needed to return to France for his business in the early New Year and started looking for flights from Dakar to Marseille.
|Just a quick coffee to start the day off at Zebrabar, then en route for Dakar if we can get out of the sand!|
|Zebrabar's restaurant and bar area|
|And we're off, Dakar bound!|
|Senegal's expensive new autoroute for the new airport|
I decided that we should go and try ViaVia Auberge in Yoff, somewhere I had stayed before several years ago on my return from Guinea Conakry. Christophe went in to see if they had room, luckily they did, we could also park Franki down a side street. This meant taking the bikes and wheelchair off the roof and finding room in Franki to store them or they would vanish overnight despite a sturdy chain and padlock. Christophe was amazing at reorganising the little space we had in the back and we got it all in. Our work for the day now over, we decided to head down to the beach and chill out at a little bar. On our way back to ViaVia we found some wonderful street food and sat enjoying the meal watching the world and his wife wander past us, before heading back to the auberge to sleep.
|ViaVia Auberge, Yoff|
|Beach at Yoff|