We had a short drive from Cap Skirring to Ziguinchor where everyone but Michelle and I needed Guinée Bissau visas. Michelle and I got ours for double the price in The Gambia, but oh well.... After finding the embassy and dropping off the passports, we had a couple hours for lunch. I found a food stall and had an Acra sandwich which is made from mushed beans mixed with flour and salt and fried. It was delicious-
After, I found the rest of the group who were in a nice restaurant and had a beer while waiting for passport pickup. Soon, we were on our way to the border which was a painless crossing but it was so hot. We stopped in a town for...... I'm not sure what - maybe truck insurance? I tried to get a SIM card but once again, my phone couldn't find the signal so I'm without wifi. I'm getting used to that.
The roads are good except in the low spots-
where I think that during rainy season, the road is submerged. It's full of potholes and very rough. Locals drive on the sides of the roads, but not us-we go straight down the bumpy middle. I was sitting at the very back and when we hit a bad one, my head just about hit the ceiling. I put on my seatbelt after that-
About 4:20, we pulled off the road and immediately got stuck. WTF I was thinking. This is a flood plain- where there are areas of long grass and cows grazing. It's wet - that's why all the greenery. After lots of spinning and digging us into deeper ruts-
We were ready to back out-
But it was impossible. Meanwhile, a herd of cattle walked through. We were after all in their territory-
The sun was setting and we were gathering quite a crowd-
We had supper and then a tow truck showed up. He pulled and pulled, taking a run at it with a steel cable- jerk, jerk. He got stuck too and didn't budge the truck. He also had a crane so decided to use a platform of logs to try to lift us out but that soon smashed. I went to bed and hoped that when I woke up, the truck would be out.