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Ghana

7.6 km (4.7 miles) WNW of Lawlawvaw, Eastern, Ghana
Approx. altitude: 78 m (255 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 6°S 180°

Accuracy: 7 m (22 ft)
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#2: North #3: East #4: South #5: West #6: GPS #7: David at the Confluence #8: Aburi Botanical Garden #9: Total Solar Eclipse 29 March 2006

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  6°N 0° (visit #2)  

#1: General View

(visited by Babs Coleman and David)

21-Mar-2006 -- I had rented a car for today and the plan was to visit the Aburi Botanical Garden and to go for the confluence 6N 0, which seemed to be easily accessible according to the road map.

Coming from the Botanical Garden my driver David and I first stopped at a modest local restaurant for some Fufu (boiled yam and plantain, pounded into a glutinous mass) with goat stew. Refreshed, we continued on and went on paved roads from Aburi northeast towards Akropong.

In Mamfe we took a right turn towards the Shai Hills. The next 10 km we went through a lovely mountainous scenery and got as close as 500 m to the Confluence on this paved road. At that spot I noticed a path going into the direction my GPS was pointing toward the confluence, while the road was leading in the opposite direction.

We decided to park the car and walk this foot path. It proofed to be a good choice since we were led almost all the way to the Confluence, which we found just 30 m within a small field of cassava. Congratulations, David! We took the necessary photos and got back on the road to Accra.

This year I spent part of my vacation in Ghana, mainly to watch the Total Solar Eclipse on March, 29. I went to Elmina to experience this event along the central line of the path of totality, where we were in the twilight darkness for almost four minutes. The path of darkness was about 187 km wide. It was overwhelming!


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#1: General View
#2: North
#3: East
#4: South
#5: West
#6: GPS
#7: David at the Confluence
#8: Aburi Botanical Garden
#9: Total Solar Eclipse 29 March 2006
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