St Helena Island 2016: The Year In Review

Weather It Was Good or Weather It Was Bad | Sharon Henry Forget the ‘monkey,’ 2016 has been the year of ‘wind shear’ here on St Helena, the term meaning ‘unpredictable wind conditions’ was unfortunately introduced to the island’s vocabulary in April following a ‘wobbly’ landing of the first passenger aeroplane to touch down at…

The Spirit and Traditions of Christmas on St Helena

St Helena Christmas Photo Album | Sharon Henry The best time to visit St Helena is at Christmas when the agapanthus bloom, lights go up, carollers sing and the streets play host to festive parades.  At this time of year so many Saints return home for family holidays you can almost feel the island tilt…

35 Pictures: Festival of Lights 2016 on St Helena

CHRISTMAS NUMBER FIVE | Darrin Henry Tonight’s Festival of Lights on St Helena was once again a dazzling success. It’s becoming a habit that everyone is quite happy to get used to – this the fifth ‘electric parade’ organised by Jamestown’s Pilling Primary School and “even better this year” was the general consensus from people…

High Knoll Fort Lights Up St Helena Skyline

THE MOTHER SHIP HAS LANDED | Sharon Henry It looks like a spaceship has landed on top of High Knoll Fort.  The island’s most visible landmark has a new feature of LED up-lights surrounding its base, glowing a rainbow of colours onto the thick, stone walls. Governor Lisa Philips had the honour of switching them…

Embraer 190 Trial Flight Lands At St Helena Airport

WELCOME EMPRESS OF LONDON CITY | Darrin Henry Everyone expected this to be normal by now, but in November 2016 an aircraft landing on St Helena is still big news, especially today’s arrival of an Embraer passenger jet from Recife, Brazil, and the little wave of optimism it will surely bring. The Trouble With Wind…

A Tour of St Helena In 12 Pictures

PHOTOS FROM THE HARD DRIVE | Darrin Henry Right place, right time, applies with photography a lot, especially when we’re out and about on St Helena with the camera. We often end up capturing something unexpected and totally random, simply because we just happened to be there and the light was right. We’ve been more…