This Blog serves as two things: a photo-diary of our lives between 2007 and mid 2011, when we saw some incredible things and met some amazing people; and a reflection of our more normal lives since then.

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Sand miners

Lome's only source of sand for building comes from the beach. Every day, hundreds of rusty sand trucks drive past the port, dripping sea-water, heading for building sites across the city and into the countryside. Long shore drift is continually dumping sand on this stretch of beach, and the miners are actually helping prevent the entrance of the port from silting over, apparently. Click on photo to enlarge. How many sand trucks can you see? Photo taken from Deck 8. Olly

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