Saturday, March 22, 2014

A little village on the Volta River

A little village on the Volta River
This last Saturday we went with about 15 other Senior couples on a day trip to the Volta River.  Saturday is one of the best traffic days, so it only took us 2 hours to get to Peace a little town on the Volta River. There we met with some river guides and they took us out in these old big canoe  boats.  They did have a putt putt engine so we did not have to row, but we did have to bail since the boat leaked a bit. 

It was a very beautiful day, we had fun people to go with and there was a breeze from the ocean so it was great!!!!  The Volta is a huge river that comes from the north all the way south to Atlantic Ocean, the area we were on was right by the ocean. We went to the mouth and  there was a big sand bar between us and the ocean.

We were on the way to a little village that is on the river .

At this village they have a playground, with a merry-go-round and seesaw swing put in by a non-profit agency that  powers electricity in the local school  and also the students lamps so they can read in the evening (it gets dark at 6:00 -6:30 all year round). These are some BYU students that started this idea and this non-profit. Our Branch President works for them and puts in the Merry-go-rounds. The company is called Empower Playgrounds. Another company was bringing solar power to the village.
                                                    This is how you get to the village

See the box on the top right side of the swing, that collects the electricity from the seesaw horse. This collects as much or more than the Merry go round , especially if you have some older ladies that are not pushing!
On the way back we saw fishing boats and villages, it was a great day.

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