St Helena


Turtles and Military Bases on a bleak and barren Ascension Island


Saturday 11 February 2017

Our intended departure from St. Helena was delayed by forty-eight hours when we found we had a potentially serious issue with our engine. In Cape Town we had undertaken our usual full annual maintenance on Adina which for the engine included oil change, gearbox oil change, new fuel filters, new oil filter, air filter clean,…

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A pit stop in St.Helena


Saturday 28 January 2017

The island of St. Helena sits in the Atlantic Ocean and from the outside it looks no more than a large, dark, barren rock soaring up from the water. It’s most famous for being the place Napoleon was sent in exile after his defeat at Waterloo in 1815 and where he spent his last days….

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Passage to St.Helena

Monday 23 January 2017

At 6am on 11th January 2017 we slipped our lines and motored out of the V&A Marina in Cape Town, South Africa. We radioed the Bridge Tender to ask him to open the two bridges we had walked over many times over the past month when heading to the V&A Waterfront with all its delightful…

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