Day four of the Ghana road trip: a visit to Nzulezu, the village built over a lagoon.
The canal through the forest swamp finally opened up onto the Amansuri Lagoon, a wide expanse of fresh water.
At the edge of the village, some guest houses are being built for tourists who wish to stay overnight. The unpainted building to the far left is one of them. It’s still under construction.
The nearest village to Nzulezu is Beyin, some 40 minutes away. Everything that comes into this village has to be brought here by canoe.
Our guide secured our canoe at the end of this dock. There were a few rungs of a ladder to climb up, made from the same material as the buildings and the dock.
This walkway made me a little nervous. It looked a little like bamboo, but I was told it was raffia and was very strong.
It was a lot easier walking on the plank walkways. Our guide advised that I could photograph the village freely, but I should ask the people for permission to take photos of them.
Stanley noticed there were no railings or anything to prevent anyone from falling in the water. He wondered how the toddlers kept from falling in.
“They don’t fall,” our guide assured us. “They know.”
Hmm, parents allowing children to develop common sense. What a concept.