Updated: Oct 30, 2020
The Ashmore sailed close to Gough Island on their journey to New Zealand. It is located in the South Atlantic Ocean and lies 350 km/220 miles SSE of Tristan da Cunha.
This island's coordinates are 40:32ºS 9.94ºW. It covers 91 km2/35 sq miles and is 12 km/8.1 miles long by 7 km/4.3 miles wide.
The highest elevation called Edinburgh Peak is 910 m/2,990 ft. The island hosts the South African Meteorological Station. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The South African National Antarctic Program has, with British permission, maintained the remote island since 1956.
Gough Island is the second largest island of the Tristan da Cunha Islands group and is a volcanic island, said to be 5 million-years-old. In the 19th century, sealers and whalers visited the island. The only inhabitants now are at the Meteorological Station, (A team of six). It is 2,700 km/1,700 miles west of Cape Town and over 3,200/2,000 miles from South America. It was first discovered around 1505 by Portuguese Captain Goncalo Alvares and was named after him. In 1731 Captain Charles Gough named it Gough Island, not realising Alvares had already discovered and named it. There has been a fight over the name of the island ever since.
Marine Biologist Christopher Jones shot this footage on Gough Island between 2014/15.
If you like albatross, seals, baby birds and mountain tops, check out this video below. It is on a loop, so only takes 8:07 mins to watch.
Put on your bass headphones and crank up the sounds.
Soundtracks by Goldfish: Moonwalk Away & The Real Deal.
If you are prone to drone dizziness, start watching at 1:14.
Video: Marine Biologist Christopher Jones
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