Sunday, 9 March 2014

8.3.14 Saturday Tanji Museum

Ann was better today and despite the cold wind we decided to visit the museum at Tanji, we wrapped up warm!!  Something I never thought we would have to do here! and set off for the museum, which is about 5 miles from our house.  We called at Batakonko clinic on the way to see the improvements which have been made since Ann’s last visit, and then arrived at the museum mid morning.  The exhibits here are of the Flora and Fauna of Gambia and then exhibition rooms devoted to local crafts, musical instruments and customs.  There is a man demonstrating weaving and opportunity to buy locally made items.  A Mandinka village has been recreated within the grounds, complete with a blacksmith and traditional artefacts.  We spent a couple of hours here and then left to go to the tourist area for lunch, where we opted to sit inside at Paradiso out of the biting wind!  We returned home for a relaxing afternoon before Steve cooked dinner for us whilst I caught up with the Blog.  Another film from our vast library this evening and then so to bed.

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