This is a last report from my trip to Senegal. (Then, there is time to come back to what this blog really should be about: Paris.)
We took the road south-east from Joal (previous post) to the Saloum and the Sine Rivers delta, known as Sine-Saloum. Road is not quite the right expression; there are tracks going in all directions and you need a local driver to find your way.
Suddenly there is a little village…
… and we also passed by the biggest, sacred, baobab tree to be found in West Africa, maybe some 850 years old and with circumference of 32 m (more than hundred feet). It was supposed to be inhabited by the spirits of the dead. Through a hole you can get inside.
So, the driver found the way to Ndangane where pirogues were waiting for a tour of the delta. Again, birds, birds… and another sacred baobab. The mangrove was covered by shells, oysters… Some foreign sailing boats had managed to find their way into the delta.
On the island Mar Lodj there are a few small simple hotels and restaurants. After a walk over some sand dunes, a little peaceful little village offers a church, on the central place three intermingling trees - representing the three present religions, Christianity, Islam and Animism – and an open air local little “palace of justice”.