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When we came to Ascension Island on the way out here I was shattered and full of cold. This time, on the return trip, I was shattered and rapidly filling up with cold. It turned into a bout of the dreaded St Helena ‘flu’ that just runs and runs. This may have put a complexion […]
So it was our turn at the coffee shop on the wharf as people ebbed and flowed with hugs and coffee in equal measure. It was the last time to see a lot of friends all in the same place; a time to remember good experiences, new skills learnt and work achieved. After two great […]
I had it all planned, all the packing done and saying goodbye. Last time to collect the fruit bag, last time to work, last drive out to SHAPE and accounts paid. It was all going fine and then we were given an object lesson in remote island living. The ship, due on Monday 10th August, […]
At the risk of becoming slightly obsessed by this wreck I was asked to write a piece about salvaging the RFA Darkdale by Tourism here. Oil is being pumped currently with 14 of the 23 tanks emptied with 1500 cubic meters of oil to show for it. Pumping is 24/7 with oil being relayed from […]
This is one of the St Helena dives as it is interesting, shallow and in the middle of James Bay. It’s accessible from the middle steps and to snorkel there is relatively simple too, particularly now there are new guidelines to keep jet-skis and RIBs separate from swimmers. The SS Papanui was a passenger […]