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Empire Oil was a 1st Dale Class Freighting tanker and launched in July 1940. It was destroyed and sank with the loss of 41 lives 22 October 1941 in James Bay, Jamestown St Helena, South Atlantic Ocean. It was the first ship to be sunk south of the equator in WWII. It had been renamed […]
I am absolutely desperate to write about diving. I really am. It’s got to the point where it’s giving me itchy palms. This is not good. And I was so close. So close. After months of waiting for the GoPro camera to arrive, I finally collected it from the wharf on Monday. It’s not going […]
On St Helena a coast to coast hike is about 12km with 650m ascent and then 650m descent. And not much flat in between and more hairpins than I can count. So having dropped the girls off we left the grey mists of Longwood and headed to Sandy Bay, where it was hot and clear […]
Normally, I’d try and find something interesting that happened during the course of the week and write about it. So I thought it was time for a change and I’d give you the sweep of island life this week. Last Saturday we went on our first donkey walking excursion with the girls. It’s something that […]
It seemed time to tackle one of the less challenging St Helena Post Box walks, so we set out for High Hill with the whole family in tow. It is a hill in the south of the island, and relatively speaking it is indeed high. It is also quite a short walk and very […]