Saturday, January 21, 2006

Goree Island


On one of my trips to Senegal (West Africa), I took the ferry over to Goree Island. This was the staging area in the 18th and 19th century for the slave trade before they were shipped to America.

It's a small island, with no cars and just a few inhabitants. Today, it consists of the museum and a few outdoor restaurants.

In this picture, some of the local kids seemed to have taken a liking to me. I probably gave them some coins.

3 comments:

NMAMFQLMSH said...

Have you ever considered writing a book....seriously.

Trudging said...

Yeah, a book!

Mary Christine said...

Can I get on the pre-publication order list? I would love to read it.