National Geographic : 1966 Aug
Gritty scowl mars the face of a son of Senegal, peppered with sands from a beach near Dakar. Riding Atlantic rollers, fishermen of Kayar come safely home; welcoming families help beach the log pirogues. Markets in Dakar will swallow much of the catch of tuna, bonito, shark, barracuda, and sardine. Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, after a visit to Senegal in 1961, sent an outboard motor to Kayar's chief. Senegal cans some of its fish, processes oil from its peanut crop, and manufactures textiles, cement, and shoes. The nation looks only 1,800 miles across the Atlantic to Brazil, while, behind it, lands cov ered by the author stretch more than 2,500 miles - a gauge of Africa's awesome distances. 197 KODACHROMESBY JAMEF P LLAIR tUELW AND DAVID5 ICYER J N G.S.