|Sand, trees, rock & sky at Furtermark Beach, Grand Bassa County, Liberia|
If you make it to Buchanan while in Liberia you should checkout Furtermark Beach. I think this used to be an old LAMCO beach as I believe there was someone with the last name of Furtermark that worked at LAMCO at one point. I assume it is named after him for some reason. LAMCO (the Liberian-American-Swedish Minerals Company) has a fascinating history in and of itself and I have fond memories of visiting the old compound near Buchanan and the one up in Yekepa when I was younger. I'll have to see if I have some old pics of those places somewhere and do a post about all that, but for now I'd just like to share some images of one of the many beautiful beaches that are in Liberia: Furtermark Beach.
To get there I would "charter" a taxi in Buchanan and ask them to take you to Furtermark. (To charter a taxi means that you'll pay more but you'll have it for the whole day (or half day) and you won't have to find a taxi for the return trip) You'll go through the gates of the Arcelor Mittal property to get there. (Areclor Mittal bought up the old LAMCO properties in Liberia). The guards will ask why you're entering but an answer of "Furtermark Beach" was sufficient to let us through.
|Coconuts covered the ground below the coconuts trees all along the beach|
|Walking the beach heading back to the Palavar Huts at Furtermark Beach proper|
|As far as I can climb a coconut tree!|
|Some seeds found on the beach|