St Helena, the site of Napoleon’s final exile and death, is an Atlantic island ten by five miles in size, located twelve hundred miles from Africa and eighteen hundred miles from Brazil. (On the globe above, it’s that white speck in the blue ocean.) To this day, it doesn’t have an airport or even much of a harbor. Getting there on the RMS St Helena, Britain’s last Royal Mail Ship, is half the adventure. In May, 2011, my husband and I spent nine days on the island, exploring the places where Napoleon lived his last six years.
Here’s a brief video featuring photographs from my visit:
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