If so, tell about what it’s like?
I’ve become fascinated by these incredibly remote, yet inhabited islands in the southern Atlantic ocean. They are considered among the most remote inhabited lands on the planet, and while grouped and administered together, are widely separated. 1,500 miles separates St. Helena (pop. 4500) from Tristan (pop. 250), and St. Helena is 800 miles from Ascension (pop. 800). 2000 miles separate Ascension from Tristan. They’re similarly distant to the nearest continent (Africa) too.
It looks like arranging a visit can be tough. St. Helena’s new airport apparently has one flight a week, while Ascension may have about one a month. Tristan is accessible only by boat. I could handle the cost (with much wincing), but taking the time to get such places would be tough. I’ll have to consider it after I retire, I suppose. Not sure I could sell the Mrs. on such a trip, though perhaps St. Helena might be acceptable to her, given the opportunity to visit Napoleon’s tomb, and given that it supports a few more amenities than the other islands.
I’d love to hear of anyone’s firsthand experiences with these remote islands. Or any other experiences on similarly remote locations like Pitcairn or Easter island. Or even about any other doper’s fascination with such out of the way destinations.