A fur seal lazily lifts his head to look at me as the zodiac approaches Cooper Island in South Georgia. More of his friends are scattered along the beach and into the mounds of tussock grass. King penguins waddle along the shore or trudge up the hillside to rookeries. Sea birds fly overhead, darting into […]
Saturday’s scene: Napoleon Slept Here
Not only did Napoleon sleep here at Longwood House on the South Atlantic island of St Helena, this was the location of his exile from 1815 until his death in 1821. Boomer travelers interested in visiting the historic location will need to book a cruise. Since St Helena has no airport, arriving by ship is […]
Stopping by St. Helena
There are some places in the world, you should see just once. So it is with St. Helena. Baby boomer travelers don’t exactly “stop by” in hopes of touring St. Helena. The rocky island fortress, once Napoleon’s prison, sits all alone in the South Atlantic. At the time Alan and I visited, there was no airport, […]
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