This video is a reflection on some of the experiences I will cherish for the rest of my life. Recently I was lucky enough to be invited on a trip to Western Africa to visit gold prospecting camps and train the prospectors how to use metal detectors to help find gold.
The trip was amazing but not without concern. During our visit a Ebola outbreak was happening in Ghana just across the border from us. We also had to deal with road block, some manned by governmental soldiers and some by men with no governmental affiliation what so ever. It was not uncommon to have to pay "tolls" at either one of these road blocks. We traveled 100's of miles daily on bad dirt roads, sometimes worse paved roads and on a few occasions very dangerous roads rife with bandits.
I saw a level of poverty that brought me to tears at times and witnessed a level of kindness, sharing and caring not often witnessed back home.
I saw a lot of gold being found and met some amazing people and I hope to be so lucky as to go once again.