Apparently they are finally getting an airstrip soon.
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Oh my goodness, I had thought of taking a trip there sometime but after reading these comments, not so sure. Sounds exciting and very interesting but I think I will stay on my mountain bicycle and hiking. When I left Cape Town as soon as we were out of the harbour, I got sea sick for 3 days so this will not be good. Your comments are very Interesting do enjoy reading them.
Alice M. Van Mierlo
From: Caroline Gaden <cagaden@...>
To: st-helena-genealogy <firstname.lastname@example.org>; janetdurnall <janetdurnall@...>
Sent: Wed, Nov 2, 2011 2:10 pm
Subject: Re: [St.H.Fam.Hist.] Re: P & O Ships docking at St Helena
There is no port with a dockside that ships can berth next to, you have
to climb down the side of your large ship and move across into a small
wooden fishing boat (probably Gannet 3) which takes you ashore. If the
swell is too great it is too dangerous for this to happen... you will be
given life jackets but even so you don't want to end up in the drink!
When you get to the steps again it depends on the swell as you have to
step from the rocking boat onto the steps.. the local men are really
helpful and hold your arms to get you ashore but if the swell is too
great there is a safety issue for everyone.
I hope you are able to go ashore, it is the most delightful island
On 31/10/2011 7:30 AM, janet durnall wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> We are on a P & O cruise (Arcadia) due to dock at St Helena in April
> 2012. My husbands family have very strong links with St Helena and we
> are eager to explore, but we are told that not many ships manage to dock
> due to the swell of the sea. Can anyone give us any information or
> hope?? Regards, Ray and Janet Durnall
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