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Ben Casey
05-07-2012, 10:21 PM
Hi guys I thought I would start a thread up as I'm off to Gambia on Tuesday :) I don't think we have a group for there so i'm just putting it here if I'm wrong let me know and move it LOL Anyway I will stick some pics up from there when I'm there hopefully with jungles and wild animals :D


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AL...
05-07-2012, 10:23 PM
Have a great trip Ben

Cheers
AL

Basha72
05-07-2012, 10:23 PM
Wow hope you have a great time, look forward to the pics

Dave

Martin
05-07-2012, 10:25 PM
I went to Africa last month. In fact we went to Tunisia and found it the most remarkable place I've ever visited. We went for a two day 'safari' into the the Sahara Desert and I just don't have words to describe what it was like. Have a brilliant time mate and in the meantime, here are a few snaps of our time there.

https://picasaweb.google.com/116940270346198498930/SaharaDesert2012?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCKftyaOuq7zQoQE&feat=directlink

Martin

Ben Casey
05-07-2012, 10:31 PM
Thanks guys some great pics there Martin my mate has a couple of motorbikes so were doing a bit if a ride around on them it should be great :D

Silverback
05-07-2012, 10:42 PM
Have a great trip matey

happybonzo
06-07-2012, 05:28 AM
Don't forget to take a good Map of Africa (http://www.mondaybooks.com/themapofafrica/index.html) :)

Scott
06-07-2012, 06:22 AM
Have a great trip mate

JEEP
06-07-2012, 06:44 AM
Goodspeed!

rosseveritt
06-07-2012, 06:50 AM
Have a safe trip and a great time, take care. :)

JonnyP
06-07-2012, 06:51 AM
Have you a fab time Ben..

Don't get eaten by lions..

Proventurer
06-07-2012, 06:59 AM
I went to Africa last month. In fact we went to Tunisia and found it the most remarkable place I've ever visited. We went for a two day 'safari' into the the Sahara Desert and I just don't have words to describe what it was like. Have a brilliant time mate and in the meantime, here are a few snaps of our time there.

https://picasaweb.google.com/116940270346198498930/SaharaDesert2012?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCKftyaOuq7zQoQE&feat=directlink

Martin

Errr!
Living to the south of that beach you were on Martin, I believe it takes a long time for the tide to come in (lol) and you are something of a "Star Wars" fan, looks like a lot of fun!
Nigel.

Marvell
06-07-2012, 11:23 AM
I was in SA last year in the highveld. Hope you have an excellent time.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevemarvell/sets/72157626378555524/

Ben Casey
06-07-2012, 11:52 AM
Hi Thanks mate it is getting vloser now :D and you have some great photo's there I hope mine come out as good :)

Ben Casey
06-07-2012, 11:54 AM
Have you a fab time Ben..

Don't get eaten by lions..

I will try and dodge them I think :D

FishyFolk
06-07-2012, 12:10 PM
Lived and worked in the Sudan, and later Erithrea, but thats another Africa than Gambia, so won't plague you with anectotes :o'

kuwa na safari njema

Martin
06-07-2012, 12:49 PM
Errr!
Living to the south of that beach you were on Martin, I believe it takes a long time for the tide to come in (lol) and you are something of a "Star Wars" fan, looks like a lot of fun!
Nigel.

Ha ha, all that was missing was the sea but that was a five hour drive away. I think all blokes who were 12 in 1978 were Star Wars fans. Getting to visit the place it was filmed was an added bonus. I'm really not sure what my 14 year old daughter made of it all.

Martin

Ben Casey
06-07-2012, 01:47 PM
Lived and worked in the Sudan, and later Erithrea, but thats another Africa than Gambia, so won't plague you with anectotes :o'

kuwa na safari njema

Hi Thanks for the wishes I was offered a placement with the VSO in Malawi but I had to turn it down :(

jus_young
06-07-2012, 08:27 PM
Have a goodun mate.

biker-bri
08-07-2012, 04:27 PM
Enjoy your visit & savour every moment. I visited Kenya a few years ago (in the time before digi cameras ) so I cant post any photos all I can say is don't worry about the Lions its the mosquito's that will get you
Have fun and keep taking the tablets Cheers Bri

Kernowek Scouser
08-07-2012, 07:04 PM
Have a great trip fella :)

biker-bri
08-07-2012, 07:24 PM
Oh Ben Don't forget your slippers !!!!!! they will impress the locals:innocent:

Ben Casey
08-07-2012, 07:57 PM
Cheers guys I'm going to buy some new slippers down there LOL

Not long now :D

Ben Casey
18-07-2012, 10:49 AM
Down in Gambia off to find some wild animals LOL :)


http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7108/7596315760_de5880bbe0.jpg

Found the local doctor :D

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Ben Casey
18-07-2012, 10:52 AM
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8009/7596329224_0955dd1fe9.jpg

Basha72
18-07-2012, 12:26 PM
Hope you have had a great time so far ;-)

Dave

Metal mug
18-07-2012, 12:45 PM
Found the local doctor :D

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8143/7596290094_e61d7165a4.jpg


Ha ha - Which one is the doctor? And why is he/she in his/her swimsuit? :)


Hope you are having a nice time Ben.

AL...
18-07-2012, 01:04 PM
Dont ye mean Witch Doctor is which? .................... Ok I'll get me coat!!

Cheers
AL

FishyFolk
18-07-2012, 01:28 PM
Oh Ben Don't forget your slippers !!!!!! they will impress the locals:innocent:

When I was in kenya, some dude tried to buy my socks. There was no socks to be had anywhere. :-)
He was also interested in my beat to hell Nike's that had seen a years use in the Sudan, with holes and everything.
He got them for free as I was out shopping for new shoes anyway...lol

AL...
18-07-2012, 01:46 PM
My son was in kenya 2 years ago with A.venture teaching kids Rugby . he left his old trainers outside the shack they were living in to dry because they had been walking in a river. he was only inside for 5 minutes came out and they were gone lol He saw them a couple of days later on one of the locals feet in the bar.
he was saying if its not nailed to the floor things have a habit of vanishing into thin air . But he would go back in a heartbeat.

Cheers
AL

JonnyP
18-07-2012, 02:05 PM
I want to know more about that doctor..

Kernowek Scouser
18-07-2012, 03:41 PM
If I am reading that poster right, the Doctor is the lady in the bikini.

So you have been sick as a dog since you got there then :D

Metal mug
18-07-2012, 04:53 PM
Dont ye mean Witch Doctor is which? .................... Ok I'll get me coat!!

Cheers
AL


I want to know more about that doctor..


If I am reading that poster right, the Doctor is the lady in the bikini.

So you have been sick as a dog since you got there then :D



The NHS is behind with the times. Do you get a swimsuit doctor here if you go private? :)

cuppa joe
18-07-2012, 06:04 PM
Bring me a Crocodile back pleeease ....have a great time I will look forwards to your photo's.

moontanboy
18-07-2012, 09:49 PM
Ha ha, all that was missing was the sea but that was a five hour drive away. I think all blokes who were 12 in 1978 were Star Wars fans. Getting to visit the place it was filmed was an added bonus. I'm really not sure what my 14 year old daughter made of it all.

Martin

Martin,
Luke's Aunt and Uncle's homestead has been restored and repainted now, some fanboys raised about £10k and did lots of negotiations with the govt/local officials.
I think there planning on restoring all of the sites - mos eisley cantina - Old Ben's house.

Blue Milk anyone ?

moontanboy
18-07-2012, 09:51 PM
Fingers crossed for some good pics and SAFE animal encounters.

Paul

Ben Casey
19-07-2012, 03:35 AM
Hi Guys I had a great day at the croc park :D I never realised that they where so good at Camouflage and nearly walked over two of them :( Then I found out that they just walk around free :) Anyway a couple of picís of them one has a mate with me while we sort of stroke them (Scary LOL)

Ben

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7260/7601240826_f11e9757d4.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8165/7601225572_752ef7528f.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8426/7601211186_8802d2c231.jpg

Not very Bushcraft but I have found a burner that they make tea on I'm going to get one and do some pics of that next :D

biker-bri
19-07-2012, 07:39 AM
Have you counted all your fingers n toes !!! :)

AL...
19-07-2012, 03:13 PM
Man that kinda looks like me when I get home from a Gig!!! lol

Looks like a great time Ben Have a blast

Cheers
AL

Ben Casey
29-07-2012, 07:45 AM
Hi Guys I'm back now well I got back the other day :) I have a bit of an ear infection which is bugging me at the min so I havent been doing much :( What can I say about Africa it was a great experience :) But I didn't get to do any bushcraft stuff :( apart from see a few crocs in a park and some monkeys oh and I had a couple of lizards running around my room.
I did have a great time there but I thought being in africa the Jungle would be round the corner :) It wasnt and if it was I missed it LOL I dont think Gambia was the right place to go as there where no Elephants or Lions running around free :( Well not like in the TV :D
I lost my camera on a night out but I did get a photo of some Monkey walking all our compond wall that was about as wild as it got :D I think next time I will have to have a look for a Safari in the proper wilds and do a bit more research first LOL

Like I say I had a great time down there doing touristy things in the end but I didnt get to do any bushcrafty stuff :(

AL...
29-07-2012, 09:51 AM
Sorry about the ear Ben Thats never good mate
Glad ye had a good time though . Get better soon.

Cheers
AL

Metal mug
29-07-2012, 12:29 PM
Consider it a recce for a more bushcrafty holiday. Get well soon. :)

rossbird
29-07-2012, 03:37 PM
Glad you enjoyed the trip Ben.
No wild big game in Gambia sadly, although Abuku nature reserve had some in pens last time I visited.
magical place for birdwatching;)