Rain; pretty heavy from time to time. Often it rains hard at night and this is the first time we have seen heavy rain in the early part of the day. Its Sunday and the streets are very quiet by comparison with other days of the week. Most of the usual stalls and phone card sellers are absent from the area and many shops are shut. Nowhere to change money.
Gabriel meets us to the Blue Royal, and we go back to the Cultural Center and try to make some more progress on the bike. The idea is that we will have to have several sections semi-finished as it is not realistic to think that we can do a whole frame set up in a day of training. So this will be a bit like a TV cooking show in which some parts of the meal are pre-prepared. People will be able to learn the critical skills but there is little hope of demonstrating the whole process unless we do some short-cuts.
The Cultural Center is pretty deserted compared to the previous day we were there. Sunday is taken quite seriously in Accra and although stalls are open there are few customers. We wander through the maze of stalls that sell minute variations of very similar craft items for 30 minutes or so. We have the bike with us and it attracts the usual attention. It’s definitely a draw. The work on the frame progressed and included Ibriham getting his first session at wrapping with the sisal and resin. The group seems generally very interested in the task, and keen to learn.