On day on a weekend when I was in Africa, the group I was with was treated to a trip to the beach at Ada, Ghana. The Volta River joins with the Gulf of Ghana (part of the Atlantic) there and we got to spend the afternoon relaxing for a change. There was a “snack shack” there which served sodas, coconut milk, etc. (but don’t think “cold drinks”, ’cause they were anything but cold)! That, however, did nothing to squelch the enjoyment of the day.
There is a strip of sandy land about 100 yards wide that rises up to about 15-20 feet above sea level. On one side is the Volta River and on the other is the ocean. All along that strip of land, various organizations host “guests” who come out for the day to sit under an awning, have a drink or two, swim in the water and the like. I had the chance to shoot pictures for several hours. As you look at these pictures, you’ll notice that the bases of the palm trees are painted in colors. Each company that either owns or rents a part of the beach paints the trees on their section of the beach with a very specific color scheme so you can tell where one group starts and the other ends.
That hammock sure looks relaxing, doesn’t it? I am ready to crawl into one right now! I’ll save a spot for you if you hurry!
TRIVIA FOR TODAY: the value of the minerals and skin in a human body is about $4.50. The skin is the most valuable part.