Hotel Ker Alberte
Travel Blogs from Cayenne
... created hotel - seemed rather out of place but had fantastic views over the palm tree swamped Devil's Island. Arriving at the prison buildings we were greeted by a lack information so whilst you could imagine how they were back in the day there were few stories to bring it to life. Whilst walking to the lighthouse we needed to cross a helipad, however the French Air Force had other ideas & deemed it necessary to land a massive military helicopter in front of ...
... roll control (the more critical of the two) was still working OK. Actual pitch mechanics (elevator control) and electric trim were still OK – I could manually use the electric trim for pitch control. Later, reading some info on the STEC, it apparently has its own internal barometer and accelerometer to make decisions about climb, descend and hold altitude. It doesn’t take any info from the aircraft’s altimeter ...
Well here we are in French Guyana, the southern most part of this sector of the saga.
It was a fine day when we left Suriname and headed south for the short hop.
We got in before the predicted SHRA so all in all a great flight.
... and set free after five years solitary in 1899. Supplies were sent over to him on Devil’s Island by way of a pulley system. Prisoners did not try to swim to escape because the currents around the islands are very strong and there are also sharks who patrol the waters as well. The most famous prisoner was Henri Charriere. In 1970 he published a book which told of his numerous attempts at escape and his final success at it. In 1973 the movie Papillon ...
... I need to start planning again. For the first time in weeks, I also had a room to myself with a hot shower, the TV only had French channels but a big double bed was bliss!
Miles walked 1.52
Temp 24C 78F
Day 60 March 4 - I try wake early to be first at the embassy. I get there two minutes after it opened and I'm tenth in the queue! I have been given a form that says please return on Tuesday to collect your passport. Today is ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility