ARRIVED ST HELENA
02 March 2012 | St Helena Island
After 17 days at sea and a very calm voyage, Shearwater and me dropped anchor in the bay off Jamestown, St Helena. Towering cliffs line the island, the various strata giving an indication of the volcanic activity that formed this island but, little that one can see gives this island's great secret away, namely, that over the tops of these cliffs and far inward lie lush valleys of green. And nestled in that greenery lie the last house and tomb of Emperor Napoleon.
St Helena is one of the last places on earth that exist in such richness yet have no airport to bring in the crowds...the only way to get here is by boat. But that too is soon to change. Already, the rumbling of massive machinery can be heard as the first excavations begin for an international airport.
I have two videos ready to go but dont know how easily it will be to upbeam them from the 'rock' as the locals call this island.
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