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St Helena Weather And The Scruffy August Blues

St Helena weather can always be relied upon to give us a good dose of Scruffy August, an annual dastardly deed of gloom. 'Scruffy August' on St Helena is so called because of the rain, mud, wind and general lack of sunshine during the

By |2019-07-07T04:47:30+00:00August 23rd, 2015|Awesome Nature, St Helena|16 Comments

Largest Aquarium in the World – Atlanta’s Six Million Gallon Monster

The largest aquarium in the world is the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, and judging by the people here it’s a big favourite for tourists like us visiting this US city. Watching fish is scientifically proven to be therapeutic, no matter the size of tank.

By |2018-12-15T05:27:41+00:00August 11th, 2015|Awesome Nature, Tourist Attraction, USA|4 Comments

Hiking Talladega National Forest On The Look Out For Bears!

Talladega National Forest, Alabama | Sharon Henry I didn't realise this Talladega National Forest, is bear country. If that fact had been known earlier I'd bet my bottom dollar we wouldn't have come. Statistically the chance of a bear encounter is 1 in 1.2 million

By |2018-03-21T01:50:29+00:00July 30th, 2015|Awesome Nature, Hiking, USA|2 Comments

Visiting Niagara Falls And Finding Out Superman Lied

CANADA’S WORLD WONDER | Sharon Henry If ever there was a time for spectacle screen wipers this would be it, I can barely see and spray assaults my eyes like mini missiles when I take the glasses off. But it's exhilarating and we can't

By |2019-03-04T03:42:10+00:00July 26th, 2015|Awesome Nature, Canada, Tourist Attraction|11 Comments

Surprising Sung Sot Cave In Halong Bay

VIETNAM’S UNDERGROUND GEM | Darrin Henry We all hate being ripped off so isn’t it great when you feel you’re getting your money’s worth for something? Tour excursions are a good example; it’s wonderful when half way through a tour you find yourself going, “wow, this is awesome!” This is

By |2018-04-09T11:06:54+00:00June 16th, 2015|Awesome Nature, Tourist Attraction, Vietnam|8 Comments

This Is Worth Getting Out Of Bed For – A Thailand Sunrise

EARLY MORNING ADVENTURE | Darrin Henry As memories go, paddling a kayak across the silky smooth water of a lake, watching the orange ball peek up over the mountains for a Thailand sunrise is pretty hard to beat. Forty five minutes ago Sharon and I

By |2018-01-15T02:28:16+00:00April 20th, 2015|Awesome Nature, Sport, Thailand|7 Comments

Constantia Nek Hike – Cape Town Hiking Trails

The Constantia Nek hike to Camel Rock, one of many Cape Town hiking trails in the Table Mountain National Park is going to require some puff - it has an elevation gain of 530m. We’ll be breaking in new Salomon hiking shoes as we join

By |2019-03-09T04:27:42+00:00March 21st, 2015|Amazing People, Awesome Nature, Hiking|9 Comments

Life or Death – The St Helena Wirebird Surviving The First 63 Days

ST HELENA'S ENDEMIC WIREBIRD | Darrin Henry Despite its excellence in the art of camouflage, the endemic St Helena wirebird is listed as ‘Critically Endangered’ by the IUCN as its conservation status. From barely two feet away I have difficulty spotting the two speckled eggs, even the nest for that matter

By |2018-10-05T04:53:03+00:00February 21st, 2015|Awesome Nature, St Helena|5 Comments

Swimming with St Helena’s Whale Sharks

St Helena's Whale Sharks | Sharon Henry I am in the sea, a mile out from shore, swimming after a massive whale shark. My heart is pounding as I struggle against choppy waves while at the same time my eyes are locked on the huge tail and the fish it

By |2019-02-27T23:03:03+00:00February 15th, 2015|Awesome Nature, St Helena, Tourist Attraction|15 Comments

Hiking on St Helena – Lot’s Wife’s Ponds Post Box

A ST HELENA POST BOX WALK | Sharon Henry We almost cancelled the walk to Lot’s Wife’s Ponds because of the rain. It didn't look good as we drove through the Sandy Bay district, shrouded in fog. Fern, bamboo and banana trees were dripping wet.

By |2019-02-27T05:03:51+00:00January 26th, 2015|Awesome Nature, Hiking, St Helena|16 Comments
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