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…

Prosperous Bay Beach – Warm Temperatures in Spring
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Prosperous Bay Beach – Warm Temperatures in Spring

I have learnt never to trust the weather patterns on one side of the island verses the next. Whilst light drizzle accompanied us to the outskirts of Bradley’s Covid-Isolation Camp (the start of our walk), long before we arrived at the beach, the skies had turned a ‘Bart Simpson’ blue. I swear that every hike…

The Underdog – Identify them and Encourage.
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The Underdog – Identify them and Encourage.

“I was not a messiah, but an ordinary man who had become a leader because of extraordinary circumstances.” Nelson Mandela On two occasions this week I have had discussions with people about how we deem ‘it has always been this way, so why change it?’ We have upheld people with all of the credentials for…

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…