Archive for the ‘Travel’ Category

Got to be there

June 28, 2009
 

David has left the sunny climes of West Africa for the sunny climes in England and we have just spent a relaxing weekend on our boat. As to the progress on the build ………with David over here and the fickle nature of web access in The Gambia it has  been difficult to get the latest photos emailed across. Finally, after several weeks and many helping hands, we got to see what is happening. You cannot fail to be impressed by the compost toilet……..might be a problem for those with vertigo! Most of the tiling is complete including the kitchen so only a few more weeks and we could see the job completed.  Work in the garden progresses a pace trying to get fruit trees planted before the rainy season starts (anytime now).  Before David returns we will be sorting out the details for the solar, furnishings and when Sunbird House will be ready for letting. We can’t wait and you have just got to be there!

 

 
 David at the helm
 
compost toilet

compost toilet

veranda

veranda

 

kitchen

kitchen

 
 

Gambia gets online

July 18, 2008

Yesterday we transferred the second payment for the house to The Gambia and today we receive internet banking details – typical. It has only taken 4 months to get set up! Not bad for The Gambia really. The last transfer we did took weeks to get there then ended up at the wrong bank (not the wrong branch but a different bank entirely). Fingers crossed this one arrives ok.

Rain stops play

July 14, 2008

This gives an idea of what the lodge looks like in the rainy season – and you thought England was bad!