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We traveled to a hardwood logging/processing plant.

FABBI - chain gang 2

A chainsaw operator cuts through a trunk with his meter long blade.

FABBI - employees
Workers pose for the camera.

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More workers pause for the shot.

FABBI - manufacturing floor 3 (b&w)
The manufacturing floor looms large in front of us.

FABBI - milll saw 2
The mill saw drags logs across its blade.

FABBI - steamers 3
Freshly cut wood is placed into a steamer.

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After 2 months the logs start to show their potential colours.

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After three months the logs have changed colour completely with all manner of oranges and browns.

FABBI - timber waiting to be processed
The scale of the operation is slightly overwhelming.

FABBI - workers lockers
Employees personal belongings are left in beautiful simply made lockers alongside the production line.

During the 2005 trip to Ghana, we spent time at Kokrobite Beach.  It is a magical place.  We were there on a public holiday due to the independence day celebrations and the beach was full of families and body boarding surfers.  It was a beautiful day which I will never forget.

K beach - surfing 2 

Here two guys approach the waves with their boards.

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Surfing in toward the shore.

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Children help to pull the fishing boats into shore.

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A young woman takes part in the surfing.

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A toothless child smiles for the camera.