My next stop was the Ascension Islands and we have travelled far along the coast where nothing much grows.

There are not many plants but there are lots of animals here; six hundred sheep, goats, horses, cows, birds and guinea fowls. There are also some cats to catch the mice and rats. There are no rivers or streams in the Ascension Islands.

In the months of October and November, the rocks situated at the end of the long beach, became coated in a thick white and very hard careless layer. I took walks to examine the geological features of the islands and it was particularly interesting.

We discovered lots of new creatures in the Ascension Islands, and we are hoping to discover lots more creatures on the surrounding islands and countries on the rest of our voyage.

By Phoebe