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Our last entry was from Namibia, from there Kiwi Roa headed transatlantic, first stop Saint Helena...

St. Helena Photo Story (1): Transatlantic

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Five pages of photos. Enjoy, and subscribe to email updates from the website directly if you're interested in future stories. We'll be working through the North Atlantic from one hemisphere to the other.

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Excellent photos.  Thank you very ,much for sharing!!

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We loved our visit to St Helena. A hidden jewel with remarkably friendly people. The customs officer gave us a couple of pieces of cake that she made when we were checking out. Only other place that ever happens is the USA.

Craig, good to see you are still out there.

Bruce and June, Ainia

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Thanks for sharing ....... great photos, research and comments 

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It's a pretty special place. We spent 6 weeks there, having planned for 1 week. :)

For those cruisers on a budget, the little launch that services the mooring is GBP 1.50/2.00 per person, per trip. So for our family of 3 a trip ashore and return would be 9 GBP. We are too cheap to pay that on a daily basis (or more if we went back ashore for an evening event). So we drove our dinghy to the landing, dropped off 2 people, and then 1 person drove it to a nearby floating rope that accommodates local boats. The driver would tie up the boat, and go for a short swim to the landing where there is a ladder. There is a free shower block right there where you can rinse off the salt water. Nice bracing start to a shore visit (the water temperature was very reasonable).

My wife wrote a lot of stories based on our time there:

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/travel/destinations/st-helena-is-the-most-enchanted-little-island-youve-never-heardof/article34493375/

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20160512-the-island-ready-to-welcome-the-world

http://www.yachtingworld.com/voyages/captivated-by-saint-helena-so-much-more-than-a-south-atlantic-pitstop-102896#Tqismu1RibwQY8Ih.99

https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/americas/st-helena-worlds-most-useless-airport-opening-south-atlantic-tourists-flights-johannesburg-airlink-a7996811.html

https://www.cruisingworld.com/changes-in-st-helena

https://www.cntraveler.com/story/where-to-find-the-most-exotic-coffee-in-the-world

https://www.cntraveler.com/story/where-to-find-the-most-exotic-coffee-in-the-world

 

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Thank you. Wonderfully done.

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On 4/20/2018 at 11:53 AM, Bristol-Cruiser said:

 The customs officer gave us a couple of pieces of cake that she made when we were checking out. Only other place that ever happens is the USA.

That reminds me of a funny story. Friend and fellow SAer, new to the USCG, assigned West Coast enforcement, for some reason had to board a cruiser somewhere in Washington State. Aboard, the retired sailor offers him some fresh-baked cookies. He's tempted, but looks back at the serious gaze of his CO, who has already instructed him to be more businesslike on his inspections. She insists, to the edge of being pushy, "they're fresh baked chocolate chunk, an old family recipe!"

He goes a bit over the top to give his CO a story, "Granny, I don't want any of your cookies. Just show me the fire extinguishers and your PFDs and stand where I can see you."

 

Anyway, I like the Namibia pix and Zonker's wife's SH articles.

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On 5/29/2018 at 2:28 PM, Zonker said:

It's a pretty special place. We spent 6 weeks there, having planned for 1 week. :)

For those cruisers on a budget, the little launch that services the mooring is GBP 1.50/2.00 per person, per trip. So for our family of 3 a trip ashore and return would be 9 GBP. We are too cheap to pay that on a daily basis (or more if we went back ashore for an evening event). So we drove our dinghy to the landing, dropped off 2 people, and then 1 person drove it to a nearby floating rope that accommodates local boats. The driver would tie up the boat, and go for a short swim to the landing where there is a ladder. There is a free shower block right there where you can rinse off the salt water. Nice bracing start to a shore visit (the water temperature was very reasonable).

My wife wrote a lot of stories based on our time there:

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/travel/destinations/st-helena-is-the-most-enchanted-little-island-youve-never-heardof/article34493375/

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20160512-the-island-ready-to-welcome-the-world

http://www.yachtingworld.com/voyages/captivated-by-saint-helena-so-much-more-than-a-south-atlantic-pitstop-102896#Tqismu1RibwQY8Ih.99

https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/americas/st-helena-worlds-most-useless-airport-opening-south-atlantic-tourists-flights-johannesburg-airlink-a7996811.html

https://www.cruisingworld.com/changes-in-st-helena

https://www.cntraveler.com/story/where-to-find-the-most-exotic-coffee-in-the-world

https://www.cntraveler.com/story/where-to-find-the-most-exotic-coffee-in-the-world

 

Zonker thank your wife for me. I read both the Globe and BBC articles when they came out withou making the connection.

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