Liberia – Robertsport
We knew that Abibu had some visitors that next day so we left Monrovia for the weekend and heard that Robertsport and Buchanan were two places to the east and west of Monrovia that were well worth checking out.
Our first spot on the map was Robertsport which meant we had to basically head back to the border with Sierra Leone and turn off around 100km before reaching the border.
The road that led to Robertsport was a long dusty dirt road and after a few hours you enter a peninsular which is where a small town exists. The town itself has many old buildings that have seen better days but it is peaceful and has a long coastline of some lovely sandy beaches.
We found one place that had a number of luxury tents already setup overlooking the beach with a bar nearby, the tents were nice but expensive and the bar was playing loud music so not a place to camp close by to.
After a beer, we decided to try and find a road that led to the beach where we could camp and literally the next road (loosely termed) we drove down led to a nice quiet spot which was a 5 min walk back to the bar. We waited for anyone to arrive to let us know how much it would cost to camp but after waiting sometime we just setup camp.
After a good nights sleep we then went in search of some coffee, something that surprisingly isn’t always easy to buy in the last 6-8 weeks. After hunting out this elusive drink we had to settle for asking a guy if he could boil us some water so we could use the nescafe and powdered milk we had for this coffee. Roland told me that he is a principal of the high school in Robertsport but also is in the early stages of building a few houses, one of his workers was literally making the cement in front of us and laying out the bricks which would be ready the next day to use. Reka was curious and had a go herself, the brick maker was overjoyed when Reka made the one brick (he probably thought he had found the perfect wife at this moment).