Accra Ghana Temple

Accra Ghana Temple
Accra Ghana Temple

Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Vultures at Busua Beach

We heard that the best beach in Ghana is Busua Beach.  It is about a 5 hour drive west of Accra.  So, you really have to want to go there.  You probably also need a 4 day weekend or more to make it worth the drive. 

And we found it to be all that it is reputed to be.  It is a beautiful beach that stretches far and wide.  There is a little island with 2 palm trees out in the water, more scenic than something you really need to visit by canoe or kayak (but you can). 

The sand slopes very gradually from the beach. The waves are particularly great.  As a last thought to our packing, we tossed in the Boogie Boards.  We seem to have retained all that our children taught us on the beaches in California years ago.  We had such fun.  It felt like you could ride the wave forever before you got to the beach.

On one of our beach walks we headed toward a large group of birds.  They were too far away to really distinguish.  As we got closer,  we realized that they were vultures.  They thought we were interesting, but allowed us to come within feet of them and never scattered or took flight.  We got to see how they dry their wings by holding them open to the wind.  And, yes, they were feasting on gifts from the fishermen.  Bon apetite!     

1 comment:

  1. It's like Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom!! What a fun water aerobic, ornithology field trip, nature appreciation day at the beach! Looks like an awful lot of fun. So glad!