On This Day . . .
On April 8,2014 we were anchored off the coast of St. Helena, the last place Napoleon was exiled. This small island in the Atlantic Ocean is only reachable by boat. So most goods and supplies as well as visitors come by the Mail Boat which comes from Cape Town about once a month. We took a tender into the Quay in Jamestown, where we got into our tour vehicle which was a 1929 Chevrolet Touring Bus. We set out to explore, with our first stop at the top of Signal Hill at Jacobs Ladder with its 699 steps and a view of Jamestown in the valley below. The countryside was very lush and green until we reached the far side of the island at Sandy Bay. A stop was made at Longwood which was the house that Napoleon was exiled and died in. We then returned to Jamestown via the other side of the valley and then did some further exploring of the town by foot.