Photos – St. Helena Part 1

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!

St. Helena at last!

 

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Look at all those Smuggler's Dens!!

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.

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.

Here it is possible to see Shang Du in the distance, moored in James Bay.

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.

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.

Lunch in the Castle Garden. We sought out the first green bit with shade.

DSC_0216Jacob’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 a little.

Halfway up!

Halfway up!

DSC_0222Resting some more

We aren't slower, just more leisurely

We aren’t slower, just more leisurely

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Going Down

Going down resting

Not a very low number, but a well rounded one and na interesting looking car to boot.

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.

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We found a  9 number plate! And then changed it into a 6. Lowest number 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

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 is possibly the world’s oldest living animal, and lives peacefully in the gardens of Plantation House

Jonathan, minding his own business.

Jonathan, minding his own business.

He has a cataract in one eye.

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 with a view of the Anglican Church. This was a great shady place to hang out in.

Castle Garden, St. Helena

Castle Garden, St. Helena

The Lily Pond in the Castle Garden, Jamestown

The Lily Pond in the Castle Garden, Jamestown

DSC_0655This is Marike and Sophia hanging around.

Lindy and Karl, can you spot the Blue House you stayed in here?

Lindy and Karl, can you spot the Blue House you stayed in here?

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Jamestown Baptist Church. Quite a walk uphill from the docks.

Jamestown Baptist Church. Quite a walk uphill from the docks.

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At the Sandy Bay Baptist  church Song and Fellowship Service

At the Sandy Bay Baptist
Church’s Song and Fellowship Service.

Relaxing at Graeme and Hazel Beckett's Home. Building Hazel's Puzzle

Relaxing at Graeme and Hazel Beckett’s Home. Building Hazel’s Puzzle.

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See how thick the walls are in the Beckett's home in Jamestown

See how thick the walls are in the Beckett’s home in Jamestown.

With Graham and Hazel Beckett in their home

With Graham and Hazel Beckett in their home

Franci with Graham. She is holding the huge key that still opens the back door of this Baptist Church.

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

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.

See the steep angle? Sophia and Karin had a go at rolling down the slope.

DSC_0582The graves themselves have only numbers and the names are on the pillars.DSC_0577DSC_0576

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    • Derika on February 14, 2015 at 5:23 pm
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    Lieflike foto’s!!! Ek hou veral baie van die foto’s wat van bo die trappe na onder geneem is, pragtig!!

    1. Dankie Derika! Dit het natuurlik vir ons ook baie mooier gelyk van bo af. Dit is as mens nog so ver het om te klim dat dit nie so lekker lyk nie.

    • Martina McCallie on February 24, 2015 at 10:24 pm
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    I love the photos…….St Helena looks really beautiful! It’s fun to see you guys …you all look fabulous!

    1. Awwh Martina,
      Sooo nice to hear from you. Thank you for my birthday wishes. My day started with a glorious Sunrise over Sugarloaf Mountain. A special gift from the hand of our Loving Father.

    • Toni Mc Adam on March 3, 2015 at 12:45 pm
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    We liked the numver 9 turned to a 6!! That was funny. JULIA AND DUNCAN

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