Postcards from the edge

Postcards from the edge
Tales of (mis)adventure from abroad

First Contact

First Contact

thegambia stamp

I had been watching the surface attentively. Aside from the 10-foot crocs lurking underneath my dingy inflatable canoe, this was a real hippo minefield. I had just passed two families, and another one had submerged ahead. A wrong move is not an option when tiptoeing around the animal that kills the most people in Africa. Suddenly, I looked up and there he was, intrigued. Using branches stretching out over the river, the chimp approached cautiously, as one would when making first contact with a new civilization. A familiar feeling rushed through my entire body, like a junkie getting his fix.

-Yannick



There are 7 comments.

  1. comment number 1 by: Vincent Fournier-Héroux

    Glorious and magnificent, those are the two only words that come to my mind when IAM reading your stories.

  2. comment number 2 by: Wendy Langdon

    Wow…breathtaking…I can feel myself, instinctively holding my breath, as I watch you float by this incredible sight!
    Thank you, Yannick!

  3. comment number 3 by: marie Gobeille

    Bonjour Yannick!
    Merci pour cette carte postale vraiment appréciée.
    Ce paysage vous sied à merveille avec en prime sa panoplie
    d’éléments exotiques.
    Courage! espèce de chanceux! et Bonne Route!

  4. comment number 4 by: Danika

    wooww happy to know you’re still alive :) A nice picture from another incredible trip!

  5. comment number 5 by: danielle

    Bravo Yannick pour la réussite de la mission Gambie; tous mes voeux pour la poursuite de tes projets.
    Danielle

  6. comment number 6 by: Hélène

    Heureuse de voir que tu es encore en vie! Je me suis inquiétée (tu vois, j’ai des enfants et des petits-enfants) Tu sais ce que c’est un coeur de mère. Bref, j’ai hâte d’en apprendre plus sur ton dernier périple. Pour moi, tu es Tarzan, Indianna Jones, Tintin, Astérix, Braveheart, (j’exagère là).

  7. comment number 7 by: Mehdi

    Salut Yannick, je te souhaite un très bonne année et profite bien de ton voyage…
    Tu as le bonjour également de Michel

    Et envoies-nous d’autres cartes postales !

    Mehdi M.R.

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