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Ghana

2.6 km (1.6 miles) SE of Afiadenyigba, Volta, Ghana
Approx. altitude: 0 m (0 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 6°S 179°W

Accuracy: 440 m (481 yd)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View to N #3: View to E #4: View to S #5: View to W #6: GPS #7: The other side is dry... #8: ... this side still good for fishing #9: General view #10: Road on the dam through the lagoon

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  6°N 1°E (visit #2) (incomplete) 

#1: The site

(visited by Gerhard Bechtold)

06-Jan-2008 -- I am really into confluencing these days. This is my fourth point within two weeks. It is 'only' a second visit, but I still expect an exciting trip. On Google Earth it looks like in the middle of a lake (lagoon), but photos of the first visit show dry land, salt pans, marshy vegetation.

The road from Accra till Wetu junction is ok, it is the main road connecting Ghana with Togo, then turn to the right, crossing some dams over the large Keta Lagoon. At 6°N I stop the car and walk 300 m through grass land to the shore of the Keta (seasonal) Lagoon, which is now, shortly after the end of the rainy season, full with water, but shallow. It will be dry after three months, people tell me.

All I can do is to walk as close as I can at the shoreline, with my two GPS (PDA-GPS with SirfIII chip, accuracy less than 3 m, with 8 satellites, and Garmin eTrex, less accurate) and the camera. I get till 400 m from the point. From here I would have to swim. Took the pictures, and returned home.


 All pictures
#1: The site
#2: View to N
#3: View to E
#4: View to S
#5: View to W
#6: GPS
#7: The other side is dry...
#8: ... this side still good for fishing
#9: General view
#10: Road on the dam through the lagoon
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)
  Notes
In the Keta Lagoon, close to the shore of an island.