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Elmina Off The Beaten Path: 10 reviews and 36 photos

  Elmina Harbour
by Pieter11

Right before St. George's Castle you will see the very active and colourful harbour of the town. Boats full of fish come in and out here all day long, decorated with flags and colourful paints. The tradesmen in the streets around the harbour are always noisy and busy with selling and buying their goods, and countless women walk around with their heads full of fruits, yams and fish, a lot of fish.

The boats, pinasses, are very typically African: long wooden boats that can go surprisingly far into open sea with the small sails that are attached to them.

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  • Updated Mar 22, 2007
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