Land Animals of Ascension Island – Past and Present

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The best known “land” animal on Ascension Island is the famous green turtles. I have written a separate review on these very special creatures Ascension’s Green Turtles.

Given its remoteness, there are and have been very few species of land animal on Ascension Island. Go look for them – your own Ascension Island Safari! Continue reading “Land Animals of Ascension Island – Past and Present”

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Exiles Club (Marine Barracks)

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The Exiles Club, in the centre of Georgetown, was constructed in 1830 as a single story barracks for the Marines with the second story and the clock-tower added in 1848. The clock-tower supposedly replaced the earlier tradition of firing a cannon on an hourly basis to mark the passage of time. Continue reading “Exiles Club (Marine Barracks)”

Turtle Ponds

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Since its discovery in 1501 Ascension Island has been famous for the green turtles which nest upon its beaches. See my main review, Ascension’s Green Turtles, for the current day story of these amazing creatures. In that review I indicate that man is no longer a predator of these turtles but that this has not always been the case. This review relates to the time when man was a predator. Continue reading “Turtle Ponds”