Saturday, July 9, 2011

Secret Spot yesterday

When i got to the Secret Spot in Dakar yesterday it was already late afternoon and the tide was out and there were no waves.  So we went into Chez Fatou and ordered some drinks and sat on the deck overlooking the break. 

As the tide slowly filed in the waves started to come up.  Just about sunset we some some waist high sets start to roll in.


Today, there is nothing.  A hard on shore wind is blowing causing some whitecaps out in the distance but last evening's swell is no where to be seen.

Monday, July 4, 2011


Here are all the books i have read during my year of living in and touring Africa:
Africa in Chaos
A Continent for the Taking: The Tragedy and Hope of Africa
Adventures in Africa
Advocates for Change
Bill Bryson’s African Diary
Black Man’s Burden
Blood River
Bottom Billion
China Safari
Cultural Dimensions of Expat Life in Senegal
Culture and Customs of Senegal
Dark Star Safari
Dead Aid
Escape from Rwanda
French Lessons in Africa
Heart of Darkness
Intestines of the State
In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz
Into Africa: A Guide to Sub-Saharan Culture and Diversity
King Leopold’s Ghost
Long Walk to Freedom
Machete Season: The Killers in Rwanda Speak
Malaria Dreams
Not on our Watch
Peace Enforcers
Shackled Continent: Africa’s Past, Present, and Future
Shake Hands with the Devil
Skeletons on the Zahara
Surrender or Starve
Wars, Guns, and Votes
We Wish to Inform You…