We drove through
about a hundred yards of dense rushes that towered over our rovers, brushing
strongly against us as if to hold us back.
Amidst the generally
rocky harsh terrain was a gullied area with dense stands of bamboo.
Along flat barren
stretches were some small yellow flower growing close to the ground with
little if any supporting stems or leaves.
Heading north, we soon reached a well-paved road, the N7, which took us past our first turn off at Dar Salam and on to Tambacounda, where we dropped off Boucar and ate lunch at the same hotel as on the way in.
The long drive back to Dakar on N1 showed us the back side of
everything we'd seen the front side of two days before.
saw charcoal bags by the road and trucks overladen, headed for Dakar.
We had a final dinner on the embassy porch, feeling that we'd been gone
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