ladder hill
LADDER HILL
shot in 2004
Ladder Hill was the Tower Hill of St Helena
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JAMESTOWN
The Islands capital
A great view shot from my DJI Drone flying over Jamestown Harbour
Rupert Beach
RUPERT'S BEACH
Easily accessible and safe
Rupert's Beach a popular black sandy beach for days out.
Boer Cemetery
BOER CEMETERY
Individual graves aligned
Hillside burial ground cemetery at Knollcombes

Month: April 2012

Astronomer snaps night of a thousand stars (eventually)

This is a picture of the night sky over St Helena – and it nearly wasn’t taken. Astronomer Steve Owens had travelled from Scotland see whether the island could qualify as an International Dark Sky Place, to encourage star-gazing tourism. But clouds blocked the view. VINCE THOMPSON tells the story. Steve Owens has completed his …

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Cricket: father and son give St Helena third win, by George!

St Helena 140 – Gambia 129 St Helena’s national cricket team has notched up its third victory in South Africa – thanks to high-scoring by Jamestown B players David and Gavin George. The father-and-son duo scored 48 runs each against Gambia, according to official figures. St Helena batted first and set a target of 140 …

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A political animal at Blue Hill? (update: mystery solved)

Cats aren’t renowned for their political activity. Or any activity, in fact. And yet the evidence of a recent constituency meeting seems to suggest that in Blue Hill at least, they take an informed interest in public affairs. At the back of the hall, nine members of the public were stretching themselves out… and in …

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The paper that refused to die: St Helena Independent goes LIVE

The St Helena Independent’s relaunch issue is now live on the internet, a month after it “closed down” in the face of competition from the government-funded Sentinel newspaper. Read it here. St Helena Online will supply news and features for the revived paper in what may be a unique partnership, while maintaining the site’s editorial …

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Accident lands Stephanie a month on Tristan da Cunha

An accident in the harbour at Tristan da Cunha forced a cruise ship zodiac driver to be left behind on the island for a month. She’s now fully recovered and has been taken off by the container ship Cap Jackson. The accident happened while she was transporting passengers ashore from the National Geographic cruise ship …

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