I’ve always had a wanderlust, from my early teens when I’d hitch hike to the beach, or even walk the ten miles to Exmouth. But it was many years before I was able to really indulge myself. One of my favourite places so far is Ghana, the country of smiles, I’d love to go back.
Cape Coast, three hours west of Accra is a lovely place with miles of beautiful beach,
The sea is rough and you’d have to be a far better swimmer than I to venture in.
Much better to sit and enjoy the view of Elmina across the bay. Elmina is peaceful now, but has a horrid history, it was one of the places where slaves were sent, before leaving their homeland forever.
The port was very lively, I could have spent hours there. But we had to travel on,
There were cocoa pods to see, and taste the inside of!
Maybe three hundred miles north of the coast, Lake Volta stretches a vast distance. From Yeji, the crossing is quote short, but the hour or so it takes can be rough and the lake has taken many lives. When I went, the water was flat, and the air was scorching -n Volta is just a few degrees north of the equator, and very silent.
These homes are on a sandbank, and at risk of being flooded. I wonder if they’re still there, maybe Celestine will know?
14 thoughts on “Wanderlust”
Great bit of Wanderlust, Gilly….I think there are rather a few of us with the desire to set off on our travels to new places!
Those boats! I know a man who would salivate at the sight of them. Even I, landlubber supremo, am drawn by their shapes. I also love the clarity of the photos, and the very strong feel of somewhere different. It’s definitely not Exmouth or Potato Point!
Looks like a really tranquil place to visit.
A place that seems to be filled with history. Glad you had the opportunity to see it.
Great photos …
I like that first shot in particular, Gilly.
I admire you for your wanderlust and for sharing it with me and others. Beautiful photos.
I can feel the wistfulness 🙂 🙂
Such an interesting post! Your pictures are lovely; feeds the imagination of readers.
Awesome…are people there in general nice?
Lovely photos of this beautiful place, Gilly.
Wanderlust! Travel bug! So many of us have the ITCH to visit new lands, cultures , people.Love all your photos Gilly, especially the boats an the cacao pods