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Sport fishing needs an early start and Sunday saw four slightly subdued families gathering at Jamestown landing steps for 7am. A little earlier than entirely comfortable for a day off, but necessary for a catch. If you are really serious, this is a bit late. But this is a combination of game/ sport fishing and […]
Jan Huyghen van Linschoten on St Helena, 1589 ‘A very high and hilly country, so that it commonly reacheth unto the clouds. The country itself is very ashy and dry. Also all the trees (whereof there is great store, and grow themselves in the woods) that are therein, are little worth, but only to […]
Speery Island is a small white fragment at the very tip of the island before the unending expanse of blue. It is the sentinel marking the southern-most point this little scrap of land before one would come to Antarctica some three and a half thousand miles away. It is the epitome of isolation and highlights […]
Donkeys on island go back nearly as far as the goats. They were the transport and load carriers of the island. But their numbers have reflected the flax industry with the donkey population booming to an enormous 1,650 at its peak. Now, with increasing numbers of cars and good, if windy, roads their numbers have […]
Being such an instrumental figure in the evolution of Europe in the early 1800s, a time of bloody and political turmoil, Napoleon Bonaparte is a figure that causes strong and divided emotions. He died on 5th May 1821, so Tuesday is the 194th anniversary of his death. To mark the event there was a memorial […]