Catching up on Photos

My last post got its final paragraph chopped off, so I’ve updated that post. We arrived this morning in Cabedelo, Brazil, and have decent Internet for the first time in 3000 miles. So first order of business is to get some photos uploaded; then update the text about getting here.

Photo courtesy of Nora, from Dune 7 in Namibia
Photos courtesy of Nora, from Dune 7 in Namibia

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On our way out of Walvis Bay
On our way out of Walvis Bay
Leaving Walvis Bay; several oil rigs anchored in the harbor, waiting for the price of oil to go up, to make it worthwhile redloying them.
Leaving Walvis Bay; several oil rigs anchored in the harbor, waiting for the price of oil to go up, to make it worthwhile redloying them.
The sandbar that makes Walvis a bay is called Pelican Point. We did see some pelicans in the harbor, but the Point was populated by birds and seals.
The sandbar that makes Walvis a bay is called Pelican Point. We did see some pelicans in the harbor, but the Point was populated by birds and seals.

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Courtesy of Nora
Courtesy of Nora
Whales en route to St Helena
Whales en route to St Helena
Fixing stuff en route to St Helena
Fixing stuff en route to St Helena
Approaching St Helena
Approaching St Helena
"Q" flag flying, indicating that we need to clear into the country.
“Q” flag flying, indicating that we need to clear into the country.
Anchorage is ahead, and the Royal Mail Ship is in.
Anchorage is ahead, and the Royal Mail Ship is in.
James Town
James Town
Note what used to be a tramway; now 500 stairs.
Note what used to be a tramway; now 500 stairs.
After an ocean passage, some exercise is in order.
After an ocean passage, some exercise is in order.
Nice views on the way up
Nice views on the way up

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Tahawus, Maggie, No Regrets and Kat.
Tahawus, Maggie, No Regrets and Kat.
Back 'down town'
Back ‘down town’

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Creative gardening; note the egg in the nest.
Creative gardening; note the egg in the nest.
Starting our tour with Mr Peters
Starting our tour with Mr Peters
The still
The still
The product
The product
On to you-know-who's empty tomb
On to you-know-who’s empty tomb

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Longwood House; Napoleon's jail
Longwood House; Napoleon’s jail
Liam strikes a pose...
Liam strikes a pose…
Not a bad view from prison
Not a bad view from prison
The infamous airport that didn't open to commercial flights this year after all.
The infamous airport that didn’t open to commercial flights this year after all.
Interesting colors in the earth
Interesting colors in the earth

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The countryside is covered with flax plants, that used to be a source of fiber for making rope. Mr Peters shows us how the fibers are extracted from the leaves.
The countryside is covered with flax plants, that used to be a source of fiber for making rope. Mr Peters shows us how the fibers are extracted from the leaves.
Flaxen hair
Flaxen hair

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Governor's House, with Jonathan the ancient tortoise on the lawn to the right.
Governor’s House, with Jonathan the ancient tortoise on the lawn to the right.
Challenging driving...uphill has right of way
Challenging driving…uphill has right of way

Next morning we did the exit formalities, bought a little food, filled another water jug, and cast off the mooring…bound for Fernando de Noronha, Brazil.

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