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.
St. Helena at last!
Look at all those Smuggler Caves!!
This is what we look like when we go ashore. We can only do this when the water is relatively calm. Bill took the photo from Terrawyn because he thought it was really cute.
Here it is possible to see Shang Du in the distance, moored in James Bay.
Our first day we just did a lot of customs stuff. That took most of the day and then we were very hungry. This is a Take Away place that looks like a part of someone’s home. Only opens over lunch. When you order the last of an item, they pass you the chalk to cross it out. I ordered two Tuna Curries and then had to cross that out.
Lunch in the Castle Garden. We sought out the first green bit with shade.
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 convinced that at some places the angle is decidedly steeper.
Resting a little.
Resting some more
We aren’t slower, just more leisurely
Going down resting
We played a game of finding the lowest Car Registration that we could in St. Helena. The registration plates have only numbers. This is not a very low number, but a well rounded one and an interesting looking car to boot.
Lowest one so far
We found a 9 number plate! And then changed it into a 6. Lowest number so far.
The ultimate Car registration!!! We found the smallest number. The Saints do say that this is not the original number one.
Jonathan is possibly the world’s oldest living animal, and lives peacefully in the gardens of Plantation House
Jonathan, minding his own business.
He has a cataract in one eye.
Castle Garden with a view of the Anglican Church. This was a great shady place to hang out in.
Castle Garden, St. Helena
The Lily Pond in the Castle Garden, Jamestown
This is Marike and Sophia hanging around.
Lindy and Karl, can you spot the Blue House you stayed in here?
Jamestown Baptist Church. Quite a walk uphill from the docks.
At the Sandy Bay Baptist
Church’s Song and Fellowship Service.
Relaxing at Graeme and Hazel Beckett’s Home. Building Hazel’s Puzzle.
See how thick the walls are in the Beckett’s home in Jamestown.
With Graham and Hazel Beckett in their home
Franci with Graham. She is holding the huge key that still opens the back door of the Blue Hills Baptist Church.
The cemetry for the Boer Prisoners of War. This piece of ground was given to them by the Baptist Church. The Anglican Church refused to allow any Prisoners of War to be buried in their cemetry
See the steep angle? Sophia and Karin had a go at rolling down the slope.
The graves themselves have only numbers and the names are on the pillars.