Alasdair Ascends! Ascension Island adventure? #AscensionIsland

Trèanaichean, tramaichean is tràilidhean

Ascension Island is a small and incredibly remote island in the South Atlantic, forming part of the British Overseas Territory of St Helena, Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha.

I’ve always loved remote and unusual places, especially Islands and would love your ideas about how I can get there!

Why do I want to go to Ascension Island?

  • It’s really, really remote. It is both small AND far away! It makes St Kilda look like central London and North Rona like Manhattan by comparison. It is approximately half-way between Africa and South America.
  • Charles Darwin visited Ascension on his famous Voyage of the Beagle and wrote all about it.
  • It is volcanic, red and most of it looks like the surface of Mars (or at least as Mars is portrayed on Star Trek).
  • There is a unique and eccentric rainforest in the centre of the island planted on the instruction of Charles Darwin…

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Author: alasdairmaccaluim

Eadar-theangair, neach-leasachaidh cànain, neach-iomairt Gàidhlig, sgrìobhadair, rocair agus droch chluicheadair beus.

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