A great piece about what conservation actually looks like on St Helena. Prepare yourself if you suffer from vertigo! Magic In The Mist: The St Helena Cloud Forest
Diving is astonishing, or at least diving is astonishing in St Helena. I wouldn’t know about anywhere else as I haven’t tried yet. As an at best nervous swimmer, diving seemed like a pretty unlikely pastime, but having been told to buy a wetsuit by a friend on island we dutifully did (buy wetsuits) […]
Twenty plus whale sharks this time. My oldest daughter in with me and I’m very proud of her. Later on my own, whilst swimming alongside a good 8m specimen another, larger shark decided to keep me company at speed, at close range, from behind. My first proper expletive deleted moment.
Walking in St Helena is a part of island life and falls into three categories: ramble, gritty and ‘death’. The Barn, that forms a beautiful backdrop to our living room, falls into the top end of ‘gritty’. Often I like to walk alone, but this one needs company as there is no air rescue or […]
I love being back here. But coming back has been surprisingly complicated. I was warned but didn’t quite believe it, so it is taking a while to re-establish ourselves. Then there is the furore in the UK papers which is unsettling. Yes there are matters to address, but the picture portrayed is not the one […]