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…

Diana’s Peak – The Jewel in the Crown
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Diana’s Peak – The Jewel in the Crown

There is something incredibly calming about the colour green. Not perhaps a fluorescent green car racing by or a very dark green room in a house, but rather, green in nature. I suppose most colours invoke peaceful feelings these days as I look for the brightest and best among nature. The red or amber warning…

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…

Great & Little Stone Top – The Bell Stones
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Great & Little Stone Top – The Bell Stones

Welcome to the island Christina (first time visitor) and Andy (been here and got the T-Shirt). It was lovely to have some new faces on the trails. I’ve stopped drinking coffee and as a result, the withdrawal headaches persisted all through Saturday but since the walks are the favourite part of my week, I had…

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…

The relaunching of the Nomadica – Ruperts Bay
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The relaunching of the Nomadica – Ruperts Bay

It was a chilly morning on Wednesday 18th August 2021 as we all gathered to watch Gene Henry and his team re-launch the Nomadica on Saint Helena Island, Cheryl and Morgan’s yacht. “The Caribbean here we come!” I had wanted to catch up with Gene for a while, as there’s ‘boys with toys’ and then…

Sunset at Mundens Point
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Sunset at Mundens Point

Addie Thomas Nostalgia, the salty reminders of days by the sea, A dusty, steep road I’ve travelled this path before but not lately, Twilight hours loom, the heat of the day stark, So close, I’ll make it there and back before dark. The cliff above, a metallic face, Pinned in rocks that could displace, Historical…

Scurrying to the Sugar Loaf Summit
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Scurrying to the Sugar Loaf Summit

“In the end it is not the years in your life that count. It is the life in your years”. Abraham Lincoln Unless you have an excellent walking guide like Ed Thorpe, a walker can miss the many little trails which branch off popular walks like Flagstaff. This was another first for me, how glad…