Notes on the Geography of Senegal: Gorée: Photo 1
The name Gorée is a corruption of the Dutch Goedereede, "good bay," which may refer to the sheltered waters here but more directly hints at Dutch homesickness and another island of Goedereede, this one just south of Rotterdam. Senegal's Goedereede is a tiny place, 350 meters by 800. The northern part is a low terrace; the southern, a basalt mountain. The slab on the left here is a French fort. The tower atop the mountain is a memorial to slavery. The unusual palm tree at the base of the mountain is, of course, a disguised cell-phone tower. Wonders never cease.
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