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Me pulling my weight on the beach. I was just strolling with my friend Ledzi when we happened upon a group of fisherman and their helpers pulling in a net. They go out in the large canoes, get out of the boat and spread the net in the water. Then later it is slowly pulled in by two long lines of people who gradually get closer to each other. The exact same method is used in India (and elsewhere I assume). In this case, they beckoned me to come close and then wanted me to help. Stupidly, I took off my sandals….shortly thereafter my feet were on fire from the heated sand. Everyone, pulls to and fro to the rhythm of two musicians playing some bells and singing songs. It can take over an hour to pull it in. Afterwards they share the catch, sometimes big, sometimes small. There is a video of it in the "Ghana Galleries page.

Aflao, Volta Region, 2007

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