When the going gets tough, the tough get soggy shoes

Segbwema, Kailahun District,
June 21, 2017

By Ivan Gayton


As fun as it sounds, mapping villages can be a hazardous and difficult task. Poor roads, burning heat and learning ad hoc mechanic skills are a few of the challenges we’ve overcome during our first few days in southeast Sierra Leone.

However, with the likes of Ivan, Randy and Rupert (and our fantastic volunteers) we proven to be a gutsy group of determined mappers.  So, when we recently encountered a fast-flowing stream in Segbwema (in Kailahun District) we simply revved up our engines and charged ahead to conquer our wet foe. When all the high fives, fist bumping (and possibly a yee-haw or two) had died down we continued on our journey, full of exuberance…and soggy shoes.