During our recent trip to Cape Coast and Elmina, we visited the very sobering Elmina Slave Castle. The white-washed, red-roofed castle with its many cannons facing the sea sits right on the ocean. The grand scale and picturesque views belie the horrors that took place there. This is oldest and largest of many slave castles that exist along the Gulf of Guinea (also known as the Slave Coast).
Sunday, August 29, 2010
This weekend we made our first road trip out of Accra to the resort town of Cape Coast and the neighboring fishing village of Elmina. This is a very lush green area of Ghana with picturesque villages and beaches. The real adventure of the trip relates to the lack of road signs for highways and streets. There were signs identifying most of the villages, which was the only clue.
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