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Wednesday, November 25, 1998
Busua to Coco Beach (Accra), Ghana
Ghana's Flag

Coco Beach (Accra), Ghana:
Latitude: 5° 35' 4" North
Longitude: 0° 5' 15" West
Altitude: 8 feet
From Seattle: 8186 miles
Lodging: Camp - Coco Beach Resort

Today's Travel:
Country: Ghana
Region: Coastal Ghana
Path:Busua - Coco Beach (Accra), Ghana
Linear:140 miles
Weather: Mostly Sunny

Available Photos:

Offshore island Alaska Beach Club Campground, Busua, Ghana

Forested headlands Alaska Beach Club Campground, Busua, Ghana

All photo images © 1997-2000 Anthony Jones - Images may not be used without prior written approval.

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 594
Linear Dist: 130091
Countries Visited: 42
Regions Visited: 169
More stats...
Hotels: 186
Friends / Family: 155
Camping: 47
Hostels: 144
Transit: 55
Other Lodging: 6
Beers: 2048

Journal Entry:
Woke up to with the sound of surf still going and watched the sunrise over the ocean (surprise, I expected the ocean to be southeastern facing). Had an epic body surfing session - it was amazing the surf was nearly perfect, the view back towards shore was incredible. On shores the brightly painted fishing pirogues (canoes) were unloading the mornings catch. To the left (North?) the rain forest funs right to the bluffs above the water - and the color was so green it seemed to glow. To the right (South?) the mist was slowly dissolving resolving a grove of coconut palms and beyond that more rainforest. And out to sea was the little island its two palm trees - perfect. Maybe the nicest beach I've ever seen.

Around nine we got on the road. We were making good time when we got pulled over at a police check point and were asked where we were going. "Accra" the response was why are you here? We'd taken a wrong turn and spent an hour going the wrong direction. At least it was a pretty road. We pulled into Accra a little before dusk - as we needed a bank. My card got denied at the bank machine so looks like I'll be borrowing until tomorrow. Pulled into a deluxe resort around 6:30. The facilities are nicer, but it lacks the charm (and the setting) that we had in Busua.

Related Sites:
CNN: Current Weather in Accra
US State Department ConsularInformation Sheets: Ghana
CIA World Fact Book: Ghana

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