Ezime Guesthouse - A Walk to the Beach
, quiet path takes you from Ezime Guesthouse to the ocean in approximately 10 minutes.
You will soon see the white sandy beach on the horizon and hear the sound
of the ocean. Before this however, you will pass a small fishing village and a beautiful little lagoon.
savage Atlantic has been swashing over the small dunes into the hinterland more frequently in the last years.
It has already enveloped several houses close to the beach and condemned the coconut trees to
can see the remains of this former British colony’s administration further to the west (Ada even held the
special status of a “crown colony” for a while). Many
of the stately buildings from this time period have already
fallen victim to the ocean or were abandoned a long time ago: the school, the police station with
The Atlantic ocean mercilessly continues its destructive work.
It has also largely devoured the old Cemetery of the Europeans. One proud anonymous grave cross still defies it;
the majority of the other graves have already disappeared. The people of Ada Foah casually say: the Europeans
are going back to where they came
from the year 1919, which was built a little further inland, still
stands unimpressed. It is also in grave danger. A few steps away the road, which is paved here, leads past Ada’s
district assembly building that was built after Ghana gained its independence. It is impassable for the most part
however. Is the Assembly Hall doomed to suffer the same fate
as the British colonial
back follows along the endless, dreamlike beach (but sadly enough it is often polluted by plastic
waste from the sea).
But more recently a regular cleaning of the beach has been organised
by the regional administration.
Passing by the large pirogues from the fishing village, the fishermen just might haul in
the big net and divide-up the catch of the day.
Once past the fishing village, the road then quickly returns to the “Roman Junction” and to Ezime Guesthouse,
unless of course you stop for some refreshment in one of the beer bars along the way.