We arrived at St Helena at 12.19 today, a distance of 1709nm from Saldanha Bay, completed in 12 days, 3 hours and 51 seconds, an average speed of 5.9 knots. Very courteous and polite Port 0fficial. Customs and Immigration a breeze at quaint Jamestown.
St Helena is certainly an impressive sight approaching from sea, with its towering cliffs, hundreds of tropic birds wheeling overhead, turtles swimming and pleasant climate.
From our mooring, a launch took us ashore to the landing stage where we disembarked for completion of formalities and had a quick look around town. Exploring the island beckons, so does an excursion to swim with whale sharks. We’ll be here for about a week we think.