Author: Ellen Massey

Learning the island ways

For a moment we were confused; we had arrived in the lagoon just the day before. “It’s for the tourists,” said a Polynesian woman weaving palm fronds around the posts of a beach shelter.

Moored in mid-ocean

When I mention sailing offshore, non-sailors often ask me “what do you do at night?”

Island of contrasts

Despite its tropical location just eight degrees south of the equator, Ascension Island is as barren as the Arctic tundra.