It is truly a very small world.
Karl & I visited with Maya, a former ISD teacher and close friend of Almamy, our Senegalese cultural guru. From Dakar to Pacifica, I arrived with gifts for Maya from Almamy, including a little, well-worn, wooden stool collected in the village of Combol, while on a visit to the traditional marabout Yorro (photos 7/8).
Photos 1/2: The fishing pier in Pacifica, located just south of San Francisco. The pier was a thing to see and experience, a social happening, lined with folks fishing for crab, striped sea bass and kingfish, using tackle and techniques I've never seen before -- round nets and squid-laced snare rigs. Fascinating.
Photos 3/6: After a walkabout, we lunched at a Peruvian restaurant -- good food and great company.