Flag Beer bottle cap

Matt Swagler
Plage de Pointe des Almadies, Dakar, Sénégal
lat:14.74, long: -17.52


The Plage de Pointe des Almadies is a small, rocky public beach at the western-most point of the African continent. The public beach is sandwiched between two private beaches reserved for tourists and wealthy residents. Flag is a locally-bottled beer available throughout much of Francophone West Africa. The cap was found next to a freshly cleaned off mango pit, suggesting that some Dakarois(e) — and perhaps some scavenging animal — had a really nice day away from the bustle of Dakar. The city, situated on a massive peninsula, is surrounded by beaches and coasts that are home to many residents, and support
small-scale fishing, incredible wildlife, and tourism. Admittedly, I have no idea exactly how many villages, homes, and livelihoods will disappear with rising ocean levels here, but the impact will certainly be great. This beach, like most around Dakar, have very shallow stretches of sand and will surely be gone.



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  • Posted: 08 March 2013
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