This is the current view of Chageen from Google© Maps.
This picture was taken during the dry season - probably (to judge from the
amount of burn-off) in January. Our air strip is clearly visible to the left. The white spots to
the right of the south end of the strip are the tin roofs of the clinic and
the other buildings of the Evangelical church compound. Our house is not visible due to the many trees around it. As of February 2011 when we
put this page up, the satellite picture on Google does not show the new clinic
building which was finished in 2008. We have prepared an annotated
Google map with more details about the countryside around Chageen on
this Google website.
a view of Chageen saved from Google© maps in about 2007. This picture
was taken during rainy season. Notice the two snake-like
geological features. These are ancient sand dunes or ancient river beds
which are 10 or more miles in length and half a mile wide which snake
across the heavy clay plain. The villages are lined up like peas in a
pod along these dunes since they are a few feet higher than the
surrounding plain and don't flood in the rainy season. The plains
between the dunes flood with about 18 inches of water which is where the
Kwong make their millet fields. You can see the paths fanning out from
Chageen on the left-most dune to the fields between the dunes.