A new weekend, a new adventure! Friends invited us to drive to Ada Foah and take a boat ride on the River Volta. The Volta is a river in western Africa that drains into the Gulf of Guinea (Atlantic Ocean). It has three main tributaries—the Black Volta, White Volta and Red Volta. Catchy, very catchy.
Two cars full of people and two hours later, we arrived and climbed into our boat. We enjoyed a very pleasant and smooth boat ride down to the ocean and back. It was delightful to float along enjoying the picturesque scenery. A few rain drops threatened our ride, but that didn't last long. We are entering the rainy season.
The boat stopped along the way and we visited two tiny villages built along the river. The children flocked toward us. One little boy literally waved us in to the beach; I see a future at the Kotoka Airport for this boy. They showed us their school where many children from islands along the river come to school. We were introduced to the chief, a very old man. It was wonderful to see the picture on the wall of the chief in his traditional dress.
Further north, Lake Volta in Ghana is the largest reservoir in the world, beginning at the Akosombo Dam in southeastern Ghana and extending 250 miles north. The lake generates electricity for most of Ghana. A visit to the Akosombo Dam is in our future.