Cattle crossing the River Gambia near Basse Santa Su (3)
 The Gambia - West Africa

Ashore at last .. one of the Fula herdsmen attaches a head rope to a large bull.

Once released from the boat .. the cows galloped up the bank to find their calves.

Healthy and well looked after cattle.

Reunited families gathered near a permanent shelter, which is available to anyone needing it.

Slowly but surely the size of the herd on the opposite bank diminished .. as did the noise as more and more calves were reunited with their mothers.

The herd on our side of the riverbank had trebled in size when we decided to continue our walk.