Leaving Senegal was far easier than entering, after a 10 minute stand off over a bribe the policeman gave up and let me through.
Gambian customs asked for a ‘voluntary donation’ rather than a bribe. Not paying said donation might explain me being searched and every item in my sizeable first aid kit being scrutinised.
The first ferry across the River Gambia was fantastic. The ferry broke down on the wrong side and was delayed by two hours. Once on the ferry a truck broke down as it crossed the ramp. At one point 30 people tried to push it off! Eventually after nearly 6 hours I was on the other side of the mighty river.
When I was to return across the same river (halfway along the country) I was on a much smaller ferry the whole process only took 30 minutes.