Ascension Island - South Atlantic Ocean

We had earlier thought that the neighbouring island of Ascension was off limits to everyone except the military, however many of our new friends on St Helena encourage us to call in, giving us the names of family who live and work there to look up. Our impending arrival on the island had been announced ahead, as we are delivering the outgoing mailbag from St Helena. Both Britain and the US have airforce bases on the island, it's also a NASA tracking station and BBC relay station, in fact the island is literally bristling with antennas! We actually get to see quite a bit of its volcanic interior, as the deputy governor treats us to a tour, in his official vehicle with the Union Jack fluttering up front...  


Ascension Island impressions                click picture to enlarge    

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