Day 21, West Africa Cruise – Freetown, Sierra Leone

Latitude: 8° 25.1932’ N Longitude: 13° 12.38.52’ W I had no idea what to expect when I visited Sierra Leone. The only thing you hear about Sierra Leone was its civil war which took place in the 1990’s and the horrific crimes which were committed. Children being used as soldiers, amputation as a form of [...]

Day 19-20, West Africa Cruise – At Sea, Off of the Coast of Liberia and the Ivory Coast

Latitude: 7° 00.8041′ N Longitude: 12° 40.7239′ W I’ve decided to combine these two days at sea because there was little which differentiated them, and because we have just gotten past the meatiest part of the trip. From Sao Tome to Ghana, we had 6 stops in 7 days, with only 1 day at sea. [...]

Day 18, West Africa Cruise – Takoradi, Ghana

Latitude: Longitude: We had a very short trip between Accra and Takoradi, Ghana. Probably the shortest sailing we had since the trip began. It was also one of our shorter excursions on the trip, because we had to set sail early in order to get to Freetown in Sierra Leone in time. Our objective for [...]

Day 17, West Africa Cruise – Accra, Ghana

Latitude: 5° 38.1051’ N Longitude: 0° 00.0001’ W Accra completed changed everything I thought about West Africa. Since we left Swakopmund, we’ve visited a series of very poor, developing countries. The levels of development differed, but there was a certain commonality they all shared in terms of infrastructure and sanitation. Accra is at a different [...]

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