Today is the 17 of March, and we just dropped anchor in the bay of Ascension Island.
Jump into the tender and the adventure of a 3 days discovery can start. It was like a dream come true. The first thing that comes to your mind went you look at the island is it’s "A big Rocky Island in the middle of nowhere.’" Rocky island… Not exactly. In the middle of nowhere… mostly true.
There is an amazing mountain with an extraordinary history, and a population that comes from either a most remote island or from the American continent. Green Mountain is the most beautiful place that you can go for a walk. It’s not a hike, it doesn’t take 6 hours, you don’t feel tired walking. You feel full of energy, you feel full of excitement, you just feel good. You wish you could walk on and on. You want to see more. But every good thing comes to an end at some point.
The discovery of this island was something that you can’t imagine before being there. If you think about everything possible to do or to place to go, you will never know where to start. Mountain, beach of soft yellow sand, US Air base, walk trough the town or just enjoying the place. You need to do everything. Nowhere in the world can you find all those good activities in the same place, on the same Island, except for Ascension Island.
Ascension Island, I will come Back.
Inside the KC 10 refuelling plane at the US AIR FORCE
- Written by Antoine Desrosiers