Quick Tour of Lagos


Last look at Lagos before I leave on Vacation.  Amazing place with an interesting history.  For our first stop on the tour, I introduce you to Tarqua Bay.

We took a boat underneath the Ahmadu Bello Way.  The entire trip to the beach was only about 20 minutes total.  After arriving at the beach, we were greeted by dozens of young folks who jockeyed for position to carry our coolers and give us tours.  We were able to walk to the lighthouse and climb to the tops which provided stunning views of the entire beach area.  After climbing the lighthouse we were able to visit the house next to it and partake in a refreshing fresh coconut. After taking a break, we passed old Lord Lugard’s house and met an old man enjoying his Sunday rest in front of his old colourful house – the only two story building remaining from the old days. We closed the tour with a stroll over the beach where we passed a shipwreck and other beach delights.  We finally ended this tour with a BBQ lunch and a dip in the bay to cool off.

 

The next and final stop on our tour will be of Lagos City itself.  Despite some of the amazing art on the walls of the Lagos Government Buildings, we were not allowed to take photographs of the buildings.  No worry, there were many other street level inspirations that caught my eye.  Our group spent about 3 hours walking through Lagos City Center.  I’m glad we started at 730 am because by 11 am, it was nearly too hot.

 

Thanks for stopping by.. I hope you enjoyed.

4 thoughts on “Quick Tour of Lagos

  1. Nostalgic views of Lagos. I grew up there from 1952 and have many happy memories. My parents are buried there but I wouldn’t go back; it would be changed beyond my recognition. Thanks for sharing

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