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Bobbing like a cork

Ake had a swim in the water and he found it to be hilarious. The salty water has much higher density than fresh water and the higher density leads to higher buoyancy and that makes you float better. Or in laymen terms: If you lie in the water you bob like a cork
Senegal I - Dakar, Lake Retba and Saint-Louis

January 3rd 2018
A pink lake, which is not very pink, a colonial city, which lacks colonial buildings, and an old town, which is not so old Here comes the second blog entry from our Christmas/New Year vacation in the Gambia and Senegal. Since we spent much more time in Senegal than in the Gambia we also have more to write about from there. We will divide the Senegal part of the trip into four separat ... read more
Africa » Senegal » Cape Verde Peninsula » Dakar

Senegalese Flag Independent from France in 1960, Senegal joined with The Gambia to form the nominal confederation of Senegambia in 1982. However, the envisaged integration of the two countries was never carried out, and the union was dissolved in 1989. Despite peace... ... read more
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2nd March 2018

Pink lake! Must feel weird to bob like that. I would think nothing could live in that lake but I'd still be wary to swim in it! Brave
2nd March 2018

Supposedly there's fish in the lake
I didn't see any fish three myself, but I didn't look for it either. According to Wikipedia there are fish in the lake, fish that over generations has adapted to a saltier than average environment. On floating in the lake: I couldn't stop myself from laughing. /Ake

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