Category Archive: St. Helena

Feb 17

Photos – St. Helena Part 2

We took a guided tour around St. Helena with local guide, Robert Peters. We saw almost everything there was to see and really enjoyed the local flavour he brought to the tour. We could not find a car to rent on the whole of St. Helena, so we could only explore on our own the …

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Feb 13

Photos – St. Helena Part 1

Our stay on St. Helena was delightful, from beginning to end. We longed back often while we were at sea for the next 27 days.     Jacob’s ladder. We wanted to climb this once a day. That is, until we actually did it. It is 699 steps lying at a 45 degree angle. I’m …

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Jan 22

St. Helena – Island Life

Island Life is nothing like Mainland life. At first it didn’t seem that different. People driving cars, shops lining the streets….it could in fact have been any little harbour on a coastline. And then…. 1. We drove up to a point on the Island where we could see the Atlantic Ocean on all sides. As …

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Jan 15

Saint Helena – Religion

We really wanted to visit a church while on St. Helena. The different options listed on the website were: Anglican, Roman Catholic, Baptist, Jehovah’s Witnesses and even Bahai. We chose to try the Baptist church, but did not know what we would find. They have an evening service, so we decided to listen to one …

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Jan 15

Not Birds

There are still a few more things I want to write, but my previous blogging piece is so full of birds I decided I had to make a new category. We had a resolve ever since we read about Jacob’s Ladder to go up there every day. When you see the pictures you will understand …

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Jan 15

What St. Helena was like . . .

St. Helena was much more hilly that I expected, and had a lot more people. Expectations were a little bit far-fetched in terms of isolation, but it was still pretty cool in terms of ‘smallness’. In Jamestown itself, it was extremely hot and humid (compared to what I’m used to, anyway – not looking forward …

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Jan 14

St Helena – Shopping

We are sailing away from St. Helena at the moment. The last internet access we had was in South Africa. This means that you’ll have to wait for the photos until we get to Rio. Sorry The St. Helenian people call themselves “Saints” and so will I. Saints are very friendly people. They do not …

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Jan 14

St Helena Island – Karin Jnr.

Hi everyone!!!! The St. Helena experience was very nice but now we are back on the ocean and are going to start school tomorrow . We will have to face school some time anyway. (humungous sigh). Anyway, back to the subject: St. Helena has extraordinarily high mountains and from the anchorage all you can see …

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Jan 13

St. Helena

So many things to tell. The people, the places, the experiences. We loved it all! We are very privileged to have been able to visit St. Helena. The children wanted very much to “land” as soon as possible. Especially Sophia. She was so scared that if we slept overnight in the harbour, we would lose …

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Jan 02

St. Helena – First Landfall

JAAAAYYYYYYY! What an amazing thing!!! To see land after 16 days on board. After seeing nothing but blue ocean in every direction, suddenly there it was. A black smudge on the horizon. All of us just had to scramble on top to see. By the way, it is possible to see land at 35 nautical …

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