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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Touring Cape Coast Can Be Sobering, Scenic, Historic & Adventuresome

At first brush, Cape Coast is actually breath-taking.  It is located on the Coast of Africa and as shown here features a thriving fishing industry.

President and Mrs Obama visited the Prison on July 11, 2009.  Michelle Obama traces her roots back to Cape Coast.

This series shows  the male dungeon where 200 slaves were kept in each room for as much a 3 months awaiting deportment or death.

Below is a picture of the female dungeon.  There were many fewer women slaves than men.
Below is the door of no return, where slaves boarded the ship, to leave Africa forever.
If a slave rebelled, they were sent to a cell without windows or ventilation to die.  They were not given food or water.
However, one of the most sobering stops is the Cape Coast Castle Prison.  It was originally built by the Swedes in 1653 and then went to the British in 1665 when they captured Cape Coast.

Above is the first court room Ghana with Donny Dayton, BYU law student intern at Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah.  Below is the building where the Church was organized in Ghana on Dec. 3 1978.  Pictured with Donny Dayton and President Robison is James Ewudzie, the 4th person baptized in Ghana.  In total 89 people were baptized that day of the 249 baptized that first weekend.

Below is the site of Billy Johnson's home which is no longer standing.  Billy Johnson was the key person who got the Church started in Ghana.

Here is a photo of Jame Ewudzie and his brother with President Robison, just across the street from the location of Billy's home.
A visit to Cape Coast would not be complete without experiencing the Canopy Walk in Kakum National Park.

And finally, here it is - a stop at Hans Cottage Botel to feed the crocodiles.  Yes they are alive, but after watching a bus of school children get photographed with the crocodiles, the Robison-Dayton group tried their hand at it.

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