We could see from an old map that there was a fort out on the promontory to the south of the fishing village of Akwidaa, so we hired a guide to take us there. This involved paying a small amount to the interim chief of the village, to get his permission.
It was Fort Dorothea (Fort Akodaa), which dates from the 1680s. It is very much overgrown nowadays, but it was amazing to walk amongst ruins which date back so far.
As if the first European settlers in this part of Africa didn’t have enough to contend with, in terms of hostile indigenous people, a difficult environment and disease, they also frequently attacked each others forts.