I bought my ticket the day before for the 7 a.m. "Bittar" bus. This would get me to the junction with Djenne at 9 a.m., in theory. I arranged in advance (on the advice of the German woman who owned the B&B) to have the bus pick me up across from the B&B. After 8, I was concerned that something had gone wrong. This photo is other people waiting, but not for my bus. I don't know where they were going but they kept running up to approaching buses and then being rejected or maybe the buses weren't going on their routes.
The bus showed up at about 8:15, and had a faint whiff of A/C. The best bus I'd had so far in Mali.
This "here good meat of goat" sign is by the side of the road en route.
The ride to the Djenne junction took about two hours, and then I waited. And waited. And waited for the taxi to fill.
And waited. I was running low on cash and there's no way to get more until I get back to Segou or Bamako, so I resisted buying the remaining seats.
But I was getting grossed out by all the mice running around the little hut I was sitting in. I tried to get a photo but they were camera-shy. Once, one startled me and I jumped. The other women in the hut found this hilarious.
An outside view of the hut. I stayed in the hut because of the sun.
Finally, I bought the rest of the seats. The taxi driver himself was getting antsy. We got to the ferry and drove onto it. 30 kms between Carrefour de Djenne and Djenne.
That does it. I love Hotel Djenne Djenno. I showered, turned on the A/C, and took a nap. Also, the food was outstanding and she gave me a free breakfast after I said I was having a money shortage. And it included homemade peanut butter and bissap juice. And real coffee.