Day 100, Mon., April 15, 2013 — Jamestown, St. Helena, South Atlantic Ocean


     I took these pictures from the TV today.  The one on the left shows a circle off the coast of Africa and that is where we are.  The one on the right shows where we are and also shows our next port, Georgetown.  St Helena is situated in the middle of the South Atlantic Ocean and this small British Island territory may be one of the remotest places on Earth.

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St. Helena

     This is St. Helena as seen from deck 3.  We had breakfast and then took the tender ashore.  It reminds us of Pitcairn Island as the only way in or out is by ship.  There are about 6,000 living here, however.  We just walked around the town of Jamestown and did some shopping.  Among Jamestown’s most unusual sights, Jacob’s Ladder is one of the most daunting.  It is a long improvised stairway is 900 ft long and has 699 steps.  Napoleon Bonaparte was sent here and this is where he died on May 5, 1821.  Of course we found the supermarket.

IMG_3221 (2)  We found cans of tinned meat, picnic ham, pork luncheon and bacon grill bacon roll.                                             IMG_3229

We also found jars of Tuna & mayonnaise paste, ham & beef paste, and fish spread.  Mmm yummy!        

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     It was a very cute little town and everyone was friendly.  They were working cargo on the pier so they had a shuttle for us.  IMG_2679We relaxed a bit after lunch and I worked on my painting.  I really do not like doing landscapes.   At least I know what it should look like.



     This is a postcard we bought that shows the view looking down Jacob’s ladder.  IMG_2681

     After dinner we went to the Queen’s Lounge and saw Anne Rayner.  She played the clarinet, flute and saxophone.  She was excellent.  I never made the clarinet sound like that!  We saw the horror that happened at the Boston Marathon on the news and cannot believe it.

“If one really loves nature, one can find beauty everywhere.”  ~  Vincent Van Gogh

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