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1.8 km (1.1 miles) E of Mbos, Kaolack, Senegal
Approx. altitude: 16 m (52 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 14°S 164°E

Accuracy: 7 m (22 ft)
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#2: North #3: East #4: South #5: West #6: GPS #7: At the Confluence #8: Our friends at Toubakouta #9: Fishing trip #10: On the way to Palmarin #11: Around Palmarin

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  14°N 16°W (visit #2)  

#1: General view

(visited by Helmut Resch and Babs Coleman)

29-May-2008 -- This is the 27th of a series of 83 confluence visits during our voyage from Nigeria to Europe and back to Nigeria around the entire African continent. It all started on 28 January at 11N 5E.

Story continues from 13N 16W.

After spending same time in The Gambia, where are no Confluences, we are entering Senegal again at Karnag. We are on the road leading towards Kaolack. It is on this road where the turnoff to the village of Toubakouta is. A short phone call to some friends we met earlier on at Cap Skiring resulted in that we were 20 minutes later at the local hotel with them at the pool-bar and having a couple of beers as sundowners.

After spending a fantastic day fishing and having a good time with our friends in Toubakouta, we continued our journey, heading towards Kaolack. Before entering the town there is the turnoff to the Trans-Gambia highway. This road leads to the village Laghem and passes the Confluence by 430 meters only. We drove past the village and drove cross-country to the Confluence. We managed to drive spot on to the Confluence. We did not even have to take the GPS out of the vehicle.

After completing the necessary documentation, we were leaving and heading for Ndangane spending a couple of days with our friend Walter, making some interesting day trips to Palmarin and the surrounding area.

Continued at 15N 17W.


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#1: General view
#2: North
#3: East
#4: South
#5: West
#6: GPS
#7: At the Confluence
#8: Our friends at Toubakouta
#9: Fishing trip
#10: On the way to Palmarin
#11: Around Palmarin
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