Wednesday, June 23, 2021



Before I take off for West Africa in a couple of weeks, I wanted to revisit and update an old post on my website titled My Top Ten Ghana Scenes. This is the new Top Ten. All pics are mine unless otherwise stated


Independence Arch, Accra, Ghana
Independence Arch, Accra (Image: Fotosearch)

The arch was built to mark the Ghana's independence from Britain on March 6, 1957. As far as I know, there is no through way for cars underneath the arch!


Balme Library, University of Ghana
The Pagoda-style Balme Library at the University of Ghana

Named after David Mowbray Balme, the first principal of the then University of the Gold Coast, the library was constructed in 1948.


Ezile Bay beach, Western Region
Low tide at Ezile Bay

Ezile Bay, featured in my novel MURDER AT CAPE THREE POINTS, is an ecolodge/ecotourist site in Ghana's Western Region, which has some of the best beaches. EB features delightful bungalows and chalets at amazing prices.


Runners at Labadi Beach, Accra
Runners at Labadi Beach, Accra

Labai Beach is most popular on Sundays, with music, horse rides and food.


Fishermen in canoe at Ezile Bay
Fishermen at Ezile Bay


Shore at Cape Three Points Village
The shore at Cape Three Points Village

This is the village located at the center peninsula of the three that project into the sea and give the area its name, Cape Three Points.


Cliffs at Cape Three Points
Jagged cliffs at Cape Three Points


Adome Bridge, Volta River, Ghana

The Adome Bridge was opened by Ghana's first president, Kwame Nkrumah in 1957. It's the country's only arch suspension bridge.


Dixcove Bay, Ghana
Dixcove Bay, Western Region

The colonial British named the bay Dekyi's Cove, after Nana Dekyi who settled his Fante army in the area. However, the British couldn't handle the ky in the name Dekyi, which is pronounced "CH" as in church. So the name became Dickie's Cove, and then Dick's Cove, and finally Dixcove.

Elephants at Mole National Park, Northern Region
Elephants at Mole National Park, Northern Region

Elephants are always the star of the Park, but there are Buffalo, Kob, Western Hartebeest, Roan Antelope, Black and White Colobus Monkeys, and many other other mammals, plus numerous species of reptiles, birds, and butterflies.

After my upcoming trip, I will of course have a brand new set of photos!

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