21 Pictures Celebrating 21st May St Helena Day

//21 Pictures Celebrating 21st May St Helena Day

21 Pictures Celebrating 21st May St Helena Day

Mount Acteon on the central peaks at sunrise.

Mount Actaeon on the central peaks at sunrise.

ST HELENA DAY | What The Saints Did Next

We are marking 21 May 2015, St Helena Day, with a 21 picture special showing off our amazing little island.

Since Portuguese sailer João da Nova discovered an uninhabited St Helena on 21 May 1502, the sea journey has been the only way to reach the island but, 513 years later, our exclusive ocean voyage culture is about to change.

The St Helena airport is nearly ready and commercial flights are due begin from February 2016. The weekly flights will cut the travelling time from South Africa from approximately 120 hours to 4 hours.

This means it will now become feasible for more people to take a holiday on St Helena and enjoy our stunning landscapes and sample our idyllic way of life.

Here are 21 pictures from our collection of beautiful St Helena.

Longwood district.

Longwood district.

Although the island is small, most of it is open and accessible and there are a wide range of wonderful hiking trails from a gentle stroll to the downright hairy!

Although the island is small, most of it is open and accessible and there are a wide range of wonderful hiking trails from a gentle stroll to the downright hairy!

Historic Jamestown, capital of the island with its colourful Georgian architecture.

Historic Jamestown, capital of the island with its colourful Georgian architecture.

Ladies of the Salvation Army church at a Remembrance Day service.

Ladies of the Salvation Army church at a Remembrance Day service.

A walk to Blue Point offers one of the best views of Speery Island.

A walk to Blue Point offers one of the best views of Speery Island.

Three happy little Saint faces.

Three happy little Saint faces.

The peaceful countryside in the late afternoon.

The peaceful countryside in the late afternoon.

King and Queen Rock viewed from the Millennium Forest area.

King and Queen Rock viewed from the Millennium Forest area.

Eric, one of our favourite Saints.

Eric, one of our favourite Saints.

Donkeys were once used in their hundreds, but have now been mostly retired.

Donkeys on St Helena were once used in their hundreds, but have now been mostly retired.

Hiking in the colourful marls of the Painter's Palette.

Hiking in the colourful marls of the Painter’s Palette.

Lace making at SHAPE.

The intricate art of lace making at SHAPE.

The spiky aloe bushes which mostly grow in the drier parts of the island.

The spiky aloe bushes which mostly grow in the drier parts of the island.

Tuna fishcakes and rice with tomato gravy. Very Saint.

St Helena tuna fishcakes and rice with tomato gravy. Very Saint.

The stunning coastal scenery of Sandy Bay.

The stunning coastal scenery of Sandy Bay.

Walking through the cloud forest on the island's central peaks.

Walking through the cloud forest on the island’s central peaks.

The delicious locquat fruit that can be found on the roadsides when in season.

The delicious locquat fruit that can be found on the roadsides when in season.

The elegant St Helena Ebony flower.

The elegant St Helena Ebony flower.

Don't forget your camera! Awesome coastal scenery on a hike to Cox's Battery.

Don’t forget your camera! Awesome coastal scenery on a hike to Cox’s Battery.

All change soon! Passengers on the RMS St Helena arriving from Cape Town and getting their first look at the island as the ship approaches.

All change soon! Passengers on the RMS St Helena arriving from Cape Town and getting their first look at the island as the ship approaches.

By |2018-10-08T04:53:00+00:00May 21st, 2015|St Helena|25 Comments

About the Author:

25 Comments

  1. Ben September 6, 2017 at 12:13 pm - Reply

    Anyone come across Tony Cowan, he went to st helena in late 80’s.

  2. Willy boy May 30, 2016 at 11:44 am - Reply

    Nice photos. The last one reminds me of the Pocock print of ‘General view of St Helena’ which I won in a raffle on Ascension in 1994. The print was donated by the Captain of the RMS St Helena at the time – I think it was Ascension day fair etc…Still hanging although it’s not been on any journeys since being framed.

    • Saints June 1, 2016 at 4:39 am - Reply

      Thanks for the comment. Ascension Day Fair raffles, ah… bringing back memories here too 🙂

  3. Jenny Crowie April 11, 2016 at 10:09 pm - Reply

    Beautiful pictures bring back so many memories

    • Saints April 16, 2016 at 2:03 am - Reply

      Thanks Jenny, all good memories we trust! Cheers 🙂

  4. Shirley May 27, 2015 at 7:27 am - Reply

    Thanks for lovely pic of our beautiful Island home

    • Saints May 31, 2015 at 8:23 am - Reply

      You’re welcome Shirley, we always appreciate your support. Yes, what a beautiful home we have, so much to be grateful for. Cheers 🙂

  5. Sheila Turvey May 24, 2015 at 8:03 am - Reply

    A beautiful collection of photos, captured St. Helena so well!

  6. yachtnomadic May 22, 2015 at 12:00 am - Reply

    What a wonderful Post. Happy St Helena’s Day to you both. x

  7. Diane Webb May 21, 2015 at 7:18 pm - Reply

    Congratulations to all The Saints on your very special island! Happy St Helena day to all, and thanks for the lovely photographs yet again. Love the three little saints.x

    • Saints May 31, 2015 at 8:20 am - Reply

      Hey Di, thanks for the lovely comment. Yes, the three little Saints are one of my favourite pictures, lovely smiles, we had a lot of fun taking these.

  8. Jackie Marney May 21, 2015 at 7:11 pm - Reply

    beautuful pics?This beautiful Island is the birth place of my maternal Grandfather William Edward Thomas.I would like to visit.regards Jackie.Thanks for the pics.

    • Saints May 31, 2015 at 8:18 am - Reply

      Thanks Jackie, sounds like a flight to the island may soon be on the cards 🙂

  9. Ronnie Johnson May 21, 2015 at 5:26 pm - Reply

    Beautiful Photos missing the Island very much especially when looking at the familiar faces keep up the good work.

    • Saints May 31, 2015 at 8:18 am - Reply

      Cheers Ronnie, it’s lovely being able to recognise the faces eh. We appreciate your comment, don’t worry, plenty more to come 🙂

  10. Rob and Glynis Steer May 21, 2015 at 2:08 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the memories!

    • Saints May 31, 2015 at 8:15 am - Reply

      You’re welcome, thanks for the comment.

  11. Catherine Wiggins May 21, 2015 at 2:03 pm - Reply

    Happy Memories of my trip in 2011.

    • Saints May 31, 2015 at 8:15 am - Reply

      Hopefully you’ll be able to make some new memories soon Catherine 🙂

  12. Barbara May 21, 2015 at 1:15 pm - Reply

    Beautiful pics to celebrate our national day….all good wishes to you both x

    • Saints May 31, 2015 at 8:14 am - Reply

      Thanks Barbara, we are lucky to have such a beautiful island.

  13. Susan May 21, 2015 at 9:34 am - Reply

    What a lovely photographic tribute, Happy St Helena Day!

Leave A Comment

error: Content is protected !!