Tag Archives: British Overseas Territory

Bermuda – The Onion Island

Thanks to growing thousands of tons of onions in the 19th century and exporting them in the main to the USA, Bermudian seamen were known as ‘Onions’ and the island, ‘The Onion Patch’.  Though trade declined after WW1 until the … Continue reading

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Looking back at St Helena

When we arrived at the end of January from South Africa, we explained to Hannes that we planned to stay on this remote British outpost for about a week.  His retort, “what are we going to do for a week … Continue reading

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Ocean TV – Part 3 – Arrival St Helena

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 … Continue reading

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