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 is a tiny little bit of town. A huge parking area makes up most of this and the rest just cliffs. The first sighting I thought: “Oh no! How many people live on this island again?” Well, a lot of people and I discovered this the next day. There’s this steep staircase that is not impossibly steep. There are 699 steps in it and it is not the easiest of staircases. We did it two times in the whole visit. It was quite cool but exhausting. I did it taking 36 steps at a time then resting for 5 minutes, then tackling another 36 steps that might have turned into 34 by accident. The town was awesome but small. We went on a tour and saw a little more of the island. We could even catch fish in the anchorage place and since we didn’t have much luck on the trip to St. Helena it was awesome cos u literally (at night) just shone the light onto the water and with the half of the fishing rod that we own and an old reel we caught loads of fish, they weren’t big but they weren’t small either. The place is perfect for picking up new coins. I picked up three Pounds and three Penny’s which is about sixty Rand and I don’t know how much Rand a Penny is worth but I got it. Not any more cos I spent all of it but I still have the three Penny’s
Ps. No matter what they tell you, there is more than 3 800 people on the Island.
St Helena Island – Karin Jnr.