Friday, January 18, 2008
Card from A Remote Island
Today I want to show a card from Saint Helena. It was sent to me by Saint Helena resident
Junella . The front of the postcard has 3 views- 2 of which are local trees or schrubs - The She Cabbage and The Gumwood. The other view shows The George Benjamin Endemic Arboretum and Nature Path. Saint Helena, latitude 16 degrees S, longitude 5 degrees 45 minutes W, is an island and a British Overseas Territory in the South Atlantic Ocean. Saint Helena is famous for being the place of exile of Napoleon Bonaparte between 1815 and his death in 1821. The island, discovered on 21 May 1502 , by Joao da Nova, is among some of the most remote islands in the world. It can only be reached by boat, although as airport is scheduled to be open by 2011 or 2012.
Junella used a 25p value stamp from a 2007 set of 6 round stamps celebrating The Twelve Days of Christmas, and in this case The Three French Hens from The Third Day of Christmas.