Ascension Island

The British Hawaii of the Atlantic.      Someday

The British have been there since 1815.  The place is stunning.  One of my favorite places..


Like nowhere else I've ever been, with the possible exception of Iceland.                                   Same Geologic Processes = Same Terrain.




The terrain is harsh, turquoise water rare, but the rugged beauty is there, if you look for it.



Long Beach (Above and Below) 

Those are hundreds of sea turtle mounds on the back of the beach



Sooty Tern nesting on open ground




Ascension Island Page 2


Ascension Island Astronomy















The airstrip, built by the US in WWII, as seen from Gannet Hill








All photos copyright 2015 Thomas Cave