My time was spent mostly engaging with other navies, but I also got the chance to
travel to beaches, hike through a gorge, and venture to other out-of the way
spots that displayed the wonder of this continent.
Elmina beach Ghana, a former slavery outpost
Next was a group of Gulf of Guinea countries, Nigeria, Ghana, and Benin. The Gambia, our final stop, was a silver of a country inside of Senegal, bordering a river that bares its name.
|African Tribal Masks|
|Door of no return.|
|A care-giver in an African orphanage|
There are great minds and big hearts here,people who want to make a difference, and they are changing things in small and big ways.
They want a life without looming corruption, where the streets and sea lanes are safe for commerce, and where opportunities exist for all. It is a noble pursuit; I applaud those determined to see it through.
The personal touch of everyday life is special, and makes Africa and its people
remain in the heart.