Hello fam!!! I'm used to calling everyone fam and it has come to stay , anyways it's been a loooooooooooooooooooong time!
Been away working on myself and all. I hope you enjoy this piece I wrote about my trip from Cameroon(Africa)
In fear of been stuck in another man's land where crisis was the order of the day pushed us to look for the nearest means out. All the roads had been closed. But we were determined to get out before anything starts and we were informed about a sea journey. Unknown to us Cameroon has about different port passes to connect to Nigeria.
The first port was in wovia where we were almost smuggled with the goods and were told after much hope and anticipation by 9:30pm that there was no boat that we have to get to the port in Idenau .
so as early as 4:30am we started another journey which is about an 1hr drive from wovia village. On arrival at Idenau port , It felt different, everyone was hustling for passengers.The people seemed to know what they were doing but our journey did not start until 10am after the driver sent the manifest to the Cameroon naval officials at the port.
We were about 10minutes into the big sea when the engine went off and luckily for us the driver was also a mechanic and then he waved to another sailor ( a Fisher man) to ask for some tools to adjust a fault which took almost an hour where we all waited patiently in the boat under the sun and on water.
We continued our journey all sitted quietly enjoying the cruise as we got splashes of water on our skin . This was the part where there was no sign of human, trees or anything that could speak except for water splashes and the melody from the boat.
Three and half hour more into the ocean we were signalled by some naval officials to stop for checking ( in my mind I'm guessing he is used to the stop and search procedure) . They were very friendly it felt like the officials needed some people to gist with but we continued our journey after they bid us farewell.
Back to the loneliness and water splashes with white blue sunny sky over our heads, there was no better way to enjoy this trip than to free your mind of fear .
It's so welcoming to be finally home in your own land where everything works in your favour , where we all speak the same tongue, where the hustling and bustling is a constant symphony and mostly importantly " PEACE" is our choice.