First Night in Ada Foah

Like many Ghanain place names, there are a few  “Ada”s.  all of which are in the vicintiy of the mouth of the Vota River.  Kasseh Ada, Big Ada etc.  Ada Foah is a town at the mouth of the Volta River where the river is widest.  That is where the Accra Sailing Club is located on the river so the small dinghy and Hobie Cat boats jot about among the islands in the estuary and never have to deal with the actual oceon.  We have been members for 3 years decided to make this the first night destination.

Sailing Club on a busy Sunday morning

It only takes about an hour and thirty minutes to drive here from Accra, down one of the best, straightest, fastest roads in the country.  It took us longer this time because of the torrential downpour that we encountered and which caused flash flooding along much of the route.   Did not have the presence of mind to take photos of  the cars crawling through vast puddles at 20 km/hr.    In our larger vehicle we did not feel too vulnerable although we did discover that despite all the new door seals all round our Defender does leak a bit.   By the time we arrived at the Club about 4:00PM the sun had come  out, indeed it does not appear to have rained here at all today.

Set up at the sailing club on a quiet Sunday evening

We had the place all to ourselves on a Sunday night, we barbecued a steak and eggplant in the petrol barrel barbecue where we have cooked so many Sunday lunches.  Unfortunately we can’t take our boat out because we are waiting for a part from Hartley Chandlery in England which is distinguishing itselve for its slow delivery and lack of service. But our minds are not really on sailing anyway,  we want to get moving on to Togo.