A Visit to Bomi Lake

first_imgSometimes the most exciting weekend activities are visits to places that are off limits to the mind. That makes the journey all the more fascinating; especially to places we don’t get to visit often. Bomi Lake is situated in the middle of the surrounding mountains and is about 300 feet deep. The area was once an iron ore mine owned by the Liberia Mining Company, which finally closed down in the late 1970s due to the reduction of iron ore on the world market.After we passed Tubmanburg, the capital city of Bomi County, the LIB Life team had to stop and ask for directions, as the road leading to the lake has no signs directing travelers on their expedition. The road from Tubmanburg to Bomi Lake is not that long but is a very rough, uphill terrain. It is recommended that a sport-utility or higher-built vehicle be used when accessing the lake. The lake is a regular hangout spot for many youth living in Tubmanburg. On the way up the mountain, there are groups of them going and coming from the place, and can readily give directions on the right way. It only took us a few minutes before we parked in front of our destination: a calm, beautiful lake with an amazing history.As we drove through the rock, the spectacular view revealed itself in the sun’s reflection on top of the water, giving it the blue surface from whence its name is derived. When our LIB Life team drove further down to the mouth of the lake, I noticed that the iron ore mining operations had left large cascading platforms on the mountains, but that was not all. I was surprised to find that the water had risen to the extent that it covered the vast hole left behind. I began to wonder where the water came from to fill the crater, since it is not linked to any flowing water sources. When I asked one of the boys who were taking care of the area to show me where the water came from, he pointed his finger directly up a mountain far above the lake in front of me. It became clear to me that the waters sprang from there and ran down into the crater. Indeed, the mark indicating the water’s origin and trail was clear. On that particular day, however, I saw no water running down into the crater, and I again asked why. He explained to me that we are in the dry season; but that when the rains arrive, the water will flow again. Whether rain or shine, however, the lake never rises above its banks, nor does it run dry.It was not just the color of the water that fascinated me but also its warmth, purity, and the incredible beauty of the entire environment. The singing of the weaver birds from their nest-covered trees rendered my mind stress free like never before and the cool air gave me a warm sense of relaxation. The site would be wonderful for a hotel or casino, and of course water sports. The water level is absolutely stable, making it a fantastic scuba diving spot. There is ample flat ground around the lake for picnics and other group or more private activities. The lake is managed by the office of the Mayor of Tubmanburg, which is responsible to keep it clean and safe. There is a cost to enter the facility: approximately L$100 per person and US$5 for vehicles. From the trip, I came away with the overwhelming conclusion that if Bomi Lake is properly taken care of, it definitely has the potential to rival any world-class tourist destination.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp makes huge donation to Sean Cox fund

first_img huge blow Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions no dice REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Klopp’s donation was generous The German accompanied his donation with the warm message: “You’ll Never Walk Alone Best Wishes, Jurgen Klopp”.Liverpool also announced their backing for the fund ahead of this weekend’s game at home to Cardiff. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move MONEY The Reds supporter, who was set upon outside Anfield before the club’s Champions League semi-final tie with Roma last season, still cannot talk as a result of the vicious assault.A fund created to support the 53-year-old’s recovery has almost reached €50,000 – including €5,000 from Klopp himself. Volunteers from #LFC and @spiritofshankly are holding a bucket collection in support of Sean Cox ahead of #LIVCAR at Anfield.Donations can also be made to the Support Sean appeal online 👇https://t.co/0bzkHLma0Q— Liverpool FC (@LFC) October 26, 2018The fixture will be dedicated to raising awareness of the appeal with collections, advertising and promotions all around Anfield on Saturday.Donations can be made to the Support Sean appeal here: https://www.gofundme.com/SupportSeanCox RANKED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade ADVICE LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS REVEALED 2 Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade 2 BEST OF Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has given €5,000 of his own cash to aid the recovery of Reds fan Sean Cox.Cox suffered life-changing injuries after an attack by Roma fans which left him in a coma. Klopp’s contribution on the GoFundMe page Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red cardlast_img read more