In spite of the flail, we're glad for the chance to go. We work with fine folks on important capabilities that help their country in practical ways. Fisheries enforcement is on the top of the list in my estimation; the little country is being robbed of millions by international companies who fish illegally in African waters. The declining fish populations make it hard for local fishermen to feed their communities.
Arrived at the airport already tired; now just 36 hours of airplanes and airports to go. Dulles, London, Lisbon, then Sao Tome.
We expect to land in Africa the morning of 20 Aug.