We Socks spent a great deal of time in the maritime region of Togo, then one day we decided to take a hiking trip a little further north into the plateau region. It was noticeably cooler here than in Lomé.
As soon as we left the town and entered the forest, nature showed us some pretty remarkable sights – like this termite mound that stood well above Norm’s head.
This was Stacy Lyn’s favorite tree on the hike. We had to indulge her this one tree picture because you know how she is about trees.
We passed through a German Cemetery along the way and wondered why all forks eventually converge here.
There were beautiful young dancers, and the following morning, one of the girls asked Stacy Lyn if she could have the clothes she wore the previous day. How could Stacy Lyn say no? She could not, so she gave the young girl her clothes.
We were tired, but Stacy Lyn didn’t consult us when she accepted an invitation to dance. From where did she get the burst of energy?
The morning was hazy on Mt. Kloto, where we had camped overnight.
The last stop on our hike was the Café Kuma coffee plantation, where beans grew under the protection of the forest canopy.
We stopped for a moment at the plantation store where Stacy Lyn bought a couple of bags of delicious arabica beans.
We’re not done with Africa yet…stay tuned as we head east to Benin!