The pipe organ at the oldest Anglican church in the southern hemisphere. St. Helena police officer at H.M. Prison. Napoleon's Tomb. The Royal Mail, which our ship delivered. Jamestown, St. Helena from above. Landscape, St. Helena. Turtles live at the governor's residence. Jamestown city center.
The first thing you notice is how close to the water you are. Your head is probably 12 feet from the water as you sleep in your cabin on B deck. Another is how busy and determined the little RMS St. Helena is. The tender Flamingo turned her around and, on leaving the harbor at […]
This morning we hired a car and ventured up Napoleon Street until it became the road out of town, at right in the photo. Here's a look back down at Jamestown, with the RMS St. Helena at anchor offshore. We rode on, all around the island, including to Longwood House, Napoleon's final residence. We'll work […]
It’s a movie set. A museum. The World’s Most Remote Theme Park. An entire working Georgian era town, right here in 2010. As remote a place as you’ll find, with a beautiful interior and gorgeous, high views of a rocky coastline surrounded by an endless sea, yet where most of the people live in a […]
A quick stitch of the approach to St. Helena from the south.
The first thing you notice on board is how close to the water you are. This is no mega-cruise liner. Your head is probably 12 feet from the water as you sleep in your cabin on B deck. Another thing you notice is how busy and purposeful and determined the little RMS St. Helena […]
The site of the long-sought, still unrealized airport. So close! This has got to be frustrating for all concerned. Intrepid little Atlantic Star airlines has been sending out emails for months with news of one problem after another involved in getting the air link to St. Helena Island up and running. At the time of our […]
St. Helena Island opens to fly-in visitors this week. Photo from the Guardian. See more photos of one of the world’s most remote places in the St. Helena Island Gallery at EarthPhotos.com.
Ascension Island, South Atlantic Ocean Honest. This is huge. I first posted about cracks in Ascension Island’s airstrip under the headline Stranded last week. Now, check this out: Eight hundred residents on the British-run Ascension Island will not be able to get a regular flight off the island until at least 2019 because of potholes […]