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Kachikally Crocodile Pool, Bakau, Gambia – L-R: Helen Jones-Florio, Musa (the keeper of the crocs), Jason Florio


We’ve had a busy, adventurous – and extremely exhilarating – kind of week, since we completed our walk of the Gambian coastline, finishing off a couple of travel assignments… from getting up close and personal with big crocodiles, to throttling around in the Gambian bush, getting thoroughly down and dirty in the process,  on Tonka Toy-like 200cc quad bikes, alternating with bouncing over potholes in buggys. What fun!

Helen – ‘I’m going to drive that buggy next’! Image © Jason Florio


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Photographer, Jason Florio – shooting from the rear! Image © HJF – UTV buggy courtesy of West African Powersports


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Yours truly – I am hooked! Image © JF. Quad bike courtesy of West African Powersports


And, where better to finish off editing (me: ‘A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush‘ book) and writing  the features (Jason) … my old haunt, Laybato Beach Bar. Our office with a view…

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Once the features are published, we’ll be posting more on the coastline walk, the quad-biking, and the crocodile pool. Please stay with us. In the meantime, updates about what else we are up to, down here in West Africa, will be posted on FB, Twitter, and Instagram.

Thanks for stopping by The Florios – Helen & Jason

It’s a dirty job but someone’s gotta do it! JF & HJF – buggying in #ebolafree Gambia, West Africa. Thanks to West Africa Powersports

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