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.
Photos courtesy of Nora, from Dune 7 in Namibia
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.
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.
Courtesy of Nora
Whales en route to St Helena
Fixing stuff en route to St Helena
Approaching St Helena
“Q” flag flying, indicating that we need to clear into the country.
Anchorage is ahead, and the Royal Mail Ship is in.
Note what used to be a tramway; now 500 stairs.
After an ocean passage, some exercise is in order.
Nice views on the way up
Tahawus, Maggie, No Regrets and Kat.
Back ‘down town’
Creative gardening; note the egg in the nest.
Starting our tour with Mr Peters
On to you-know-who’s empty tomb
Longwood House; Napoleon’s jail
Liam strikes a pose…
Not a bad view from prison
The infamous airport that didn’t open to commercial flights this year after all.
Interesting colors in the earth
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.
Governor’s House, with Jonathan the ancient tortoise on the lawn to the right.
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.