On Sunday we were up bright and early at 5 o’clock and ready to start our two week holiday to Saly in Senegal. We were at the ferry port just before 7 o’clock for the first ferry. The lady vice president was also on the ferry with her entourage of kafo dancers one of which had a huge headdress on. Once across the river to Barra we managed to get a taxi to the border post then once passports had been stamped we crossed the border on foot. We decided to give the kids a donkey cart ride for the short journey to the set plase garage. These cars are Peugeot 406’s which have been converted to seat seven people and are used for long distance journeys. We were lucky that a car was nearly full so after Paul had negotiated a price for three seats and our luggage we left just after 9 o’clock. We were at the back of the car where the boot would normally be with Bradley sitting between Paul’s legs. The first hour of the journey was on a good tarmac road, this didn’t last though as we hit a road full of pot holes. The driver took us off road via a sand track which ran alongside the tarmac road dodging trees and undergrowth. He seemed to know just when to slow down as we hit some bumps or deep sand. We passed through villages and open areas of savannah grassland before arriving at a large town called Koalak. This is the main route for up county into Senegal so the road was much busier and we were pleased to be back onto a decent tarmac road. We were now heading for the town of Mbour which is were we had to leave the set plase and find a taxi which would take us the short ride to the coast of Saly. We arrived at our apartment just before 2 o’clock and were very impressed with the resort and our apartment, the pool was large and very clean.