The River Gambia Expedition 2012

The Journey – 1 river. 2 borders. 3 countries – Guinea-Senegal – The Gambia, West Africa

Nick and the guys at Yellowbrick  have very kindly sponsored us with, for our River Gambia Expedition. We can do all manner of things with this small, extremely lightweight (just over 300grams), robust, waterproof, global tracking device.

Our Yellowbrick Tracking Device. Image © Jason Florio

Our Yellowbrick Tracking Device. Image © Jason Florio

We even get our very own Yellowbrick blog, which will be linked to ours, so that anyone who wants to can follow us can see where we are, through tracking wey-points on our route map, uploaded from the YB3 on a regular basis (to as little or often as we want to set this feature) – along with any images we choose to upload too – as we make our way over 1000kms, via canoeing on the River Gambia and trekking, through the Highlands of Guinea, Niokolo National Park, Senegal and The Republic of The Gambia, West Africa.

Big thanks to Nick Farrell for the invaluable YB3 training – and, of course, for the device for our forthcoming River Gambia Expedition.

As another day nearer to getting our paddles into the River Gambia – that’s with HUGE thanks to all of you.

We’ll be following the course of one of Africa’s last major free flowing rivers – it seems almost inevitable that the River Gambia will be dammed. This will bring a multitude of changes to the river, the people, and its surroundings. Our journey will be a way to document the lives of those people who live and work around this great river, before the changes happen.

BIG thanks to all who have jumped on board so far, with their support for the ‘River Gambia Expedition – 1000km source to sea African odyssey’. Your support and belief in what we are endeavoring to do is just what we need, to help bring this photography documentary to realization.

If you’d like to support the River Gambia Expedition – and receive ‘rewards’ for doing this (namely: exclusive, limited edition, fine art photography prints from our very own award-winning photographer, Jason Florio). We have 19 days left  – and we’re 35% funded.

However, we need the campaign to be 100% funded to get the pledges, from our donors, released by the deadline of 15th October.

Please help to spread the word and join the Kickstarter Campaign for this important documentary.

The Florios (H & Flo)

Paddles in the water: mid-October 2012
When: October 2012– January 2013
Why: To create an historical – visual /audio/written – document of the peoples, cultures and environment along one of Africa’s last, free flowing, major rivers – The River Gambia.
Estimated journey time: 2-3 months
Modes of transport: Canoes & Trekking
Expedition Leaders: Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio

P.S. Watch Flo on Vimeo, talking all things River Gambia Expedition and how you can get involved and receive one of his limited edition fine art photography prints, from a series of images he will take on our forthcoming expedition, in ‘An Exchange’

 

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