The island archipelago.
Our pilot approaches.
And comes onboard.
Pilot Onboard flag and Guinea flag flying in our forward mast.
Fishing vessel with friendly crew passes the AFM.
The waters in this area are notorious for shipwrecks.
Some form of crane barge, possible involved in mining.
Sailing through the channel towards the harbour.
Looking towards the Boulbinet Lighthouse, built in 1906.
Unfortunately the lantern and gallery have been removed.
Entering the safety of the harbour.
Looking back towards the islands.
Tug approaches to assist with berthing manoeuvres.
Our berth space.
Excited Advance Team members.
Cool shot of a rain puddle by Candace.
A worker picking up rubbish in his wheelbarrow.
Unfortunately much trash ends up in the harbour - as is common throughout West Africa.
The gangway is lowered.
And the flag ceremony begins.
Speeches as the Africa Mercy is officially welcomed to Guinea!