On April 10, 2014 we approached Ascension Island and at 9:30 am we were 30 miles away but we could clearly see the island. By 11:30 am we were just outside Georgetown where we were to tender ashore, however the seas were too rough so we did a circumnavigation of the island instead. While cruising around this volcanic island it was evident that this was a military outpost with many caves drilled into the volcanic mounds. We passed the BBC Relay station and the US Military Base as well as many interesting and colorful rock formations.
The thumbnail pictures below represent this stop on our trip. Click on any of them to see actual picture.