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St Helena relies on infrequent shipping so arrivals and departures are a big event. This week saw the arrival of the RFA Darkdale advance party, humpback whales and marked the start of our impending departure. I was down at the wharf as the RMS St Helena set sail for Cape Town with a good number […]
Sometimes the beautiful becomes mundane. It is not intentional, but familiarity can be too much of a good thing. Long Ledge is a fantastic St Helena dive site. It is comfortably within the 18m recreational diver limits, easy to get to, nearly always diveable and has a host of different habitats and numerous routes around […]
Winter is here. It is official; June 21st Solstice and the weather has changed. The rain has come and the clouds descended. You’d be hard pressed to imagine ‘sub-tropical’ unless you are in the sea, but even that is a rapidly chilling 19 degrees C (from a balmy 24) and visibility is reducing as the […]
The heart of St Helena history. This is a piece I wrote for The Island Review about the layers of history you can find at Lemon Valley, one of the best places to pass a sunny day that I know. Click on the ‘Lemon Valley’ link below in blue italics. Source: Lemon Valley
There is nothing more grounding than standing in a shed, wearing a poorly fitting high viz vest, disposable latex gloves and facing a full black bin bag that is literally and figuratively humming, knife in hand ready to take it apart. It’s taken a while to get here, but finally it’s all coming together. When […]