As our first week came to a close, we all headed out for our first of four weekend excursions. This week we were packing in two large events in just two days including all the travel time. Busy!
We rode in the bus for a few hours until we reached a crocodile reserve. An odd place for our first stop but it was a fun stop. There was a large muddy pond with wooden walkways built across the top of it. We walked to a little patch of dirt and kind of creeped out about how many crocs were in the water. A lady brought out a bowl of raw chicken and walked out onto the dirt and coaxed out a crocodile. She would seriously whack it on the nose to keep it from coming up the stairs. Not what I would have done but whatever. It was fun and very fitting for Africa.
Next we headed to the rainforest. It was pouring. Luckily I had my rain jacket but my shorts were falling off me from all the water and my sandals were just drenched. Nothing like mud between the toes. We hiked through the forest for a ways until we reached the first platform. We had no idea what to expect which made it all the better when we got there.
About 30 years ago, two Canadian men and 6 Ghanaian men built these canopies.
I was praying as I took all these photos that my camera would still work because of all the rain. Some people were clinging on for dear life, others were no-handing it, and I was leaning over the edge checking out how far down the forest floor was.