Yesterday we had to say goodbye to our Gambian friends as the team of 22 BACE volunteers flew back to the UK.
There were tears at the school and the site of the new health clinic, tears at our hotel and yet more tears at the airport. I’m sure there will be more in the days to come as we all reflect on the past week.
I’m already missing so many things – the lovely people we met along the way, the simple way of life, having breakfast and lunch with more than 20 people every day and even the daily peanut butter rolls at lunchtime.
We will all miss the close relationships we formed with local people during the week.
I am already missing Tida and her sisters:
Karen will miss having her hair done:
Amber is missing the children:
Gardening will never be the same again for Chris and Nicola. Their efforts grew quite a crowd in the village of Bonsa:
I think The Gambia and its beautiful people will remain dear to our hearts for many weeks and months to come, if not forever.