Welcome to Bonthe
It later it grew into a prosperous port, and remained so until businesses began to migrate to the mainland in the 1960s and 70s. The town has long since fallen on hard times, but still retains a genuine charm. Its sandy streets are motor-vehicle free, save for the odd tractor or motorbike, and the decaying remains of its heyday are everywhere. Krio board houses and old colonial buildings are slowly reclaimed by the undergrowth; palm trees encircle a rusting water tower, an airfield sits lonely and abandoned, and a tree grows through the rusty hull of an old ship.