Saturday, 30 May 2015

The two day trip to Senegal (Day 2 morning cont.) - Dakar - the fishing quarter - The 24th of May 2015


As we drove down we briefly stopped at the plateau to take a few photographs though I felt the best ones were those overlooking the Omarienne Mosque, which looked quite different from any of the mosques I had seen and visited so far.

We didn't stop there though and drove to the fishing quarter of Dakar having been to the small beach filled with colourful fishing boats, strongly reminding me of the many similar ones I have seen in both Cape Verde and even Portuguese villages. The greatest difference was the fact that among the boats one could see quite a few sheep proudly looking us in the eye. They were beautiful and had such a presence that I must have looked as proud as their owners while I was photographing them.

It was Sunday so no fishing boats had gone to sea and there were only a few shepherds to be seen standing around looking after the sheep, as well as handicraft vendors, as there was quite a well organised market behind the beach with a huge variety of beautiful things that caught our attention. Kayla and I fell in love with some glass painted artistic pieces and with Aly's help to bargain for a cheaper price ended up buying two each.
Among the handicraft stalls stood a small mosque we were told. is often used by those who rarely leave the area.


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