Rugged,volcanic and very remote, the three tiny islands of St Helena, Ascension andTristan da Cunha dot the South Atlantic like so many bits of flotsam. AsNapoleon's place of exile following the Battle of Waterloo, St Helena hasgained a notoriety that assures its place in the travel lexicon. This fully revisededition includes information on St Helena'snew airport, which makes it possible for the first time for visitors to explorethe island's natural and historic attractions without a five-day sea voyage toget here. Hiking, fishing, snorkelling and diving are included, plus details ofmarine wildlife, from whale sharks and dolphins to groupers and soldier fish.Expert author Tricia Hayne also provides a section on ‘24hours in Cape Town', offering a brief overview of what to see and do with a daybetween flights.
Susan Britt-Gallagher grew up in the northeast of the USA. After completing her education, she travelled across North America, Europe and northern Africa. Thousands of bus, train and cargo-ship miles later, she settled down in Switzerland. From November 1997 to January 1998, Sue, her husband and their young daughters spent three amazing months 'living' on St. Helena. That's when Sue fell in love with the people and the island of St Helena, and the first edition of the Bradt guide was born.
Tricia Hayne is an experienced guidebook author and a member of the British Guild of Travel Writers. As editorial director of Bradt Travel Guides until 2006, she was responsible for commissioning the first edition of their guide to St Helena, Ascension & Tristan da Cunha, starting a long fascination with the islands. She is particularly interested in hiking and watersports, including diving. Her articles have appeared in publications ranging from the Independent on Sunday to Travel Africa.