More sightseeing

More sightseeing

Over the last few weeks life has been a bit quieter and as it’s winter here, the weather can be a bit changeable…from sunny to drizzly in a short space of time. Add to that, it can be sunny in Jamestown but windy and miserable further inland…all this makes getting out walking tricky to do. … Continue reading

The Medal Haul

The Medal Haul

Regular readers will already know of our sporting achievements on the island, so this is a quick post to share a photo of our loot….(now we’ve had the medal ceremony) I even got a small trophy for being 1st female home in the half marathon. I think I’ll have to stuff it in a shoe … Continue reading

Volunteering on St Helena

Volunteering on St Helena

I think people might wonder how I’ve been keeping myself busy, but there’s quite a lot to do on the island…as well as the tourist stuff – in fact, we’ve still got to see Napoleon – not the man you understand, but his dwellings and (empty) tomb…..suddenly it’s all a bit of a race to … Continue reading

First ‘proper’ dive!

First ‘proper’ dive!

Now we’re qualified PADI Open Water Divers (woohoo!), we thought we’d venture out for a real dive with Anthony. So…8.30am on Saturday morning we meet at the harbour area. We’re diving at a place called Long Ledge, which is rocky ledge that is, well, quite long. Sadly I had a panic at the surface (I … Continue reading

Just keep swimming, just keep swimming…

Just keep swimming, just keep swimming…

As some of you know, we’re learning to dive by doing our PADI Open Water Diver course. There are a couple of people who do diving in St Helena, but we’re learning with Anthony from Sub-Tropic Adventures. Turns out it’s a good call, as he’s flexible enough to suit our schedule and patient enough to … Continue reading

Hearts and Loaves

Hearts and Loaves

If you’ve looked at the St Helena tourism website at all, you’ll know they’ve got this Seven Wonders of St Helena deal going. So, we thought it was about time we took in at least one wonder. The heart shaped waterfall does pretty much exactly what it says on the tin. It’s a waterfall It’s … Continue reading

These boots were made for walking…

These boots were made for walking…

…..and that’s just what I’ll do…etc. This week was the 2012 Walking Festival with various events throughout the week. I started with Diana’s Peak – the highest point on the island. Managed to find my way to the starting point (always a good sign) and met up with my fellow walkers, including three people from … Continue reading

Diamond Jubilee celebrations, St Helena style

Diamond Jubilee celebrations, St Helena style

So…..the last bank holiday of this particular glut. I’m quite pleased about this one. I thought we’d be missing some of this at home, but the Saints love a Royal celebration as it turns out. They also re-used the ‘carriage’ they made for the Royal Wedding. Excellent recycling and very impressive I think you’ll agree? … Continue reading