Ngor Daytrip

One of the highlights of the Gorée Fieldschool was a day trip, led by Raina Croff, to the island of Ngor, just north of Dakar. First we took the ferry to Dakar, then jumped in a car-rapide headed for the northern coast of Dakar.

Car-rapide
inside a car-rapide, bumping through Dakar

The next leg of the journey involved a ride in a large pirogue to the beautiful little island. Ngor has 2 swimming beaches, narrow alleys marked by bougainvilla, and an art market.

coastline of Ngor island_1
coastline

Bougainvillea-lined alley way
marching down an alley

wall on ngor
local graffiti

Bougainvillea
bougainvillea

Bougainvillea in alley with writing
another alley

Coastline of Ngor 3
coastline

We swam, explored much of the island, and even bought some art.

Abby
Abby

Raina and Yaya in front of sculpture
Raina and Yaya

Raina in front of sculpture
Raina

crab on a stick
lunch

Saadio and Shawn
Shawn buying painting from artist Saadio