Beautiful Island, fascinating history, hard to get to
Much more precious than the beautiful landscape are the people that inhabit this island.
As part of the NASA Spaceflight Tracking and Data Network, an integrated Apollo and deep-space station (DSS 72) was constructed in 1965 on the eastern side of Ascension at the Devil’s Ashpit. The original purpose of constructing the station was to support the early Surveyor missions. Because such a station could also support later deep-space...more
The Museum and Gallery incorporating Fort Hayes is located at Fort Hayes and is divided in four sections:The Main MuseumThe Carriage HouseFort Hayes Magazine Fort Hayes Fort Hayes I will cover in a separate tip – Fort Hayes. The remaining sites (within 50 metres of the Fort entrance) are packed with a range of exhibits covering every aspect of the...more
Fort Hayes is one of four sections of the Ascension Island Heritage Society Museum & Gallery and your museum entry fee includes entry to the fort. Fort Hayes is one of three naval forts in the Georgetown area – the other two being Fort Bedford and Fort Thornton – the oldest and least preserved which I didn’t visit.This fort was constructed on Goat...more
It is located in the middle of a lovely garden.
For dinner you have to book in advance because is very popular, near the pier, in Jamestown.
Favorite Dish: They serve the special St Helena dish, delicious!
The special coffee growing in the island is also served there, although is a little expensive, 2 English pounds per cup.