Senegal!

We finally left the desert and found ourselves in West Africa. A couple of days wandering St Louis du Senegal provided a welcome conclusion to sandy cycling, with crumbling French buildings covered by cascades of flowers, and refreshingly cold and cheap beers! We then kept up a new found trend of cycling a relaxing 20km a day instead of 100+ and spent a few days camping near the Langue de Barbarie national park.

The fishing fleet at Guet Ndar, St Louis du Senegal.

The fishing fleet at Guet Ndar, St Louis du Senegal.

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The view of the old town from the Faidherbe bridge, which was designed by Gustav Eiffel and somehow shipped to St Louis during French colonial times.

The view of the old town from the Faidherbe bridge, which was designed by Gustav Eiffel and somehow shipped to St Louis during French colonial times.

If you ever wondered where discarded charity shop clothes end up... It was difficult to leave this cavernous shed of wonders without an entire new wardrobe.

If you ever wondered where discarded charity shop clothes end up… It was difficult to leave this cavernous shed of wonders without an entire new wardrobe.

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Back in the land of beer!

Back in the land of beer!

The other side of the bridge

The other side of the bridge

Cat in a bowl!

Cat in a bowl!

Crazy toucan thing! (Yet to find out what this is...)

Red billed hornbill

Nice camping spot.

Nice camping spot.

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Canoeing around the Langue de Barbarie natural park.

Canoeing around the Langue de Barbarie natural park.

A European roller.

A European roller.

This monkey honestly stole one of our bananas.

This monkey honestly stole one of our bananas.

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A chilly time in the Atlas mountains

The Atlas cedar forests. It was so cold our water bottles froze overnight.

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I'm really lichen these forests...

I’m really lichen these forests…

Uh oh..

Uh oh..

Barbary macaques!

Barbary macaques! They were pretty bold, as we stood watching them a bus rolled up and the tourists started handing the monkeys food to get better pictures. 

Baby ones!

Baby ones!

We finally found Christmas!

We finally found Christmas!

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After what feels like months of battling headwinds, finally a strong tailwind sent us zooming across the cleverly named Plateau de l'Arid towards Midelt and the High Atlas.

After what feels like months of battling headwinds, finally a strong tailwind sent us zooming across the aptly named Plateau de l’Arid towards Midelt and the High Atlas.

Climbing up to the High Atlas.

Climbing up to the High Atlas.

Lonely pines

Lonely pines

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The Ziz Gorges

The Ziz Gorges

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