Sandy Bay Barn – Unpredictable Weather Patterns
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Sandy Bay Barn – Unpredictable Weather Patterns

I remember doing this walk a few years ago, yet, this time, with my renewed focus, I enjoyed it much more. Ok ok, so the company was pretty awesome too. Once again these walks remind me of the togetherness of various cultures, learning from one another. We met at Green Hill. Ed’s vehicle having broken…

Shark’s Valley – My very first walk with the Group
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Shark’s Valley – My very first walk with the Group

It’s always nerve wrecking when one joins a group for the first time, even if it is among your own ‘Saints’. Ed Thorpe makes it much easier by being very mindful of ‘newbies’. He really is like a ‘Mother Hen’ at times but once you’re fully-fledged he turns his attention to others who are newbies….

Lots Wife’s Ponds – One of my favourite walks
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Lots Wife’s Ponds – One of my favourite walks

Going through photos of past walks, I realised that I had not posted the walk to Lots Wife’s Ponds or indeed Sharks Valley. Manati Bay can be found on sthelenaonline.org So here we go for those who are planning to do some adventure walking on St Helena and are tired of the tourist brochures for…

One with Nature – St Helena Island
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One with Nature – St Helena Island

“Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better”. Albert Einstein I missed so much of life for a long time whilst looking through a fast paced, unappreciative, superficial lens. By the time I arrived on St Helena in 2020, I had spent so much time outdoors in quietude that I was ready to…

Tuscany – Garden Cities and Villages of Italy
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Tuscany – Garden Cities and Villages of Italy

Italy is my favourite holiday destination. Rustic, charming, antiquated and gothic in some places. There are too few words to describe Italy and its cultural richness combined with age old architecture which blows the senses to pieces.   Italy gives one an eclectic palate for adventure and whilst many towns and cities may offer a homogenous…

Gill Point – Just the Five of Us
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Gill Point – Just the Five of Us

“A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow”. William Shakespeare I love the walking group, really it is the one event of the week (or the month as has been the case in the last few…

Climbing to a Small Mountain and then a Bigger Mountain
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Climbing to a Small Mountain and then a Bigger Mountain

“Climb every mountain, ford every stream, follow every rainbow, till you find your dream” Sound of Music – Mother Abbess She sat on the pinnacle of a mountain, yet there were many peaks higher, broader and more treacherous. She could turn back now and say, “I made it half the way”, or she could rest…