Day three of the Ghana road trip: the itinerary is jettisoned — almost.
He suggested instead a drive to Cape Three Points, where there was a lighthouse and a great view. On the way we would drive through some rubber plantations, and I could see how rubber was harvested. Last, we could make a stop in Prince’s Town, a village on the beach that he thought was interesting. I deferred to his better informed judgment, and I wasn’t sorry.
The entrance to Ko-Sa Beach Resort was not far from the right fork in this road.
From Ampenyi to the Ajensudo junction, where the main east to west highway was, it was a few kilometers of decently paved road with not too many potholes.
We turned west at the junction in the direction of Takoradi. Now we were back on the main highway. There were far more interesting roads to come, but it took a few hours to reach the first one.
We passed through a string of unremarkable villages. Maybe I was just getting used to the sights of West Africa again.
A typical small Ghana town.
Here’s something I observed about the village above. For a poor village where most people probably don’t have some of the more basic necessities, there are a lot of TV antennas.
Here’s another thing, which is an observation more about me. I find charm and even beauty in a lot of poor Ghanaian villages.
In contrast, I find most larger Ghanaian towns and cities to be squalid eyesores. Takoradi was just such a place.
In addition to the congestion, there was a profusion of billboards and signboards clamoring for your attention. There was nothing I found to admire about Takoradi, which took possibly an hour to pass through.
I felt relieved when we finally were out of the Takoradi urban area and back in the villages again.