Lynn & Mike ..around the world
Mike Drinkrow & Lynn v/d Hoven
Thu 28 Feb 2008 01:43
16:08:09S 0:38.47W St Helena
The good ship Indigo has now been in St Helena for 3 glorious days. We are well rested from the 12 day sail from Simonstown - which was pretty easy going with the wind at our back most of the way and four people to do the watches. This morning we did our first "snorkel" - on the SS Papanui - that sank in 1904. It was run aground after a fire on board and so lies in less than 10m of water.
Yesterday we did a tour of the island with a delightful 72 year old "Saint" called Robert. Visited all the Napoleon and Boer sites, as well as having a good look all around the island. While the island looks terribly imposing from the sea, with vast steep barren lava fields, the area high up/ inland is as lush and green as the English countryside.
Great excitement in Jamestown as the moment, as the RMS St Helena arrives tomorrow. She is their only contact with the outside world - as there is no airport here. St Helena has been a wonderful place to visit and we look forward to our next journey - to Ascension island.
Love Mike, Lynn, Coenie & Willy