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Sweet 16, Photographs to Celebrate St Helena Day 2016

16 Pictures Celebrating St Helena Day 2016. The well trodden cattle pathways in the fields are highlighted by the late afternoon shadows. These are the fields below the Dungeon Cemetery.

16 Pictures Celebrating St Helena Day 2016.
The well trodden cattle pathways in the fields are highlighted by the late afternoon shadows. These are the fields below the Dungeon Cemetery.

BEAUTIFUL ST HELENA IN PICTURES

Happy St Helena Day 2016 everyone! So much has happened since our St Helena Day Picture Special last year (2015) – the first flights have landed at the brand new airport, the island’s first female governor has arrived and Kimley Yon has just become the new Miss St Helena.

We have also released our second ‘Breeze’ e-magazine. Another 66 page publication, full of photo-stories from both St Helena and from guest photographers/writers around the world. Breeze is free to all subscribers of our blog.

Even though this is only What The Saints Did Next’s second year, it feels like tradition already that we should do another picture post to celebrate St Helena Day, 21 May. This year, 2016, we have put together a collection of 16 images from this beautiful island that Portuguese sailer João da Nova was the first to stumble across on this day in 1502.

We hope you enjoy our Sweet 16 collection of this place we call home.

16 Pictures Celebrating St Helena Day 2016. The New Apostolic Church in Half Tree Hollow catches a spotlight of sunshine while dark storm clouds gather around the rest of the island.

16 Pictures Celebrating St Helena Day 2016.
The New Apostolic Church in Half Tree Hollow catches a spotlight of sunshine while dark storm clouds gather around the rest of the island.

16 Pictures Celebrating St Helena Day 2016. George Island in the bay of Sharks Valley, with the backdrop of King & Queen Rock and Prosperous Bay Plain House in the far distance. A good example here of St Helena's rugged coastline.

16 Pictures Celebrating St Helena Day 2016.
George Island in the bay of Sharks Valley, with the backdrop of King & Queen Rock and Prosperous Bay Plain House in the far distance. A good example here of St Helena’s rugged coastline.

16 Pictures Celebrating St Helena Day 2016. The central green heartland of St Helena is simply gorgeous during the summer months. On days like this it's hard not to take a good picture!

16 Pictures Celebrating St Helena Day 2016.
The central green heartland of St Helena is simply gorgeous during the summer months. On days like this it’s hard not to take a good picture!

16 Pictures Celebrating St Helena Day 2016. The public benches in Castle Gardens, Jamestown, are very popular for people to relax and cool off from the midday heat. It's a very peaceful spot in the middle of the 'city' maelstrom :)

16 Pictures Celebrating St Helena Day 2016.
The public benches in Castle Gardens, Jamestown, are very popular for people to relax and cool off from the midday heat. It’s a very peaceful spot in the middle of the ‘city’ maelstrom 🙂

16 Pictures Celebrating St Helena Day 2016. The RMS St Helena says her final goodbyes to the island this year as she gives way to air access. For 26 years the vessel has been a constant and reassuring sight in Jamestown harbour, it will be strange and sad not to see the 'old girl' anymore.

16 Pictures Celebrating St Helena Day 2016.
The RMS St Helena says her final goodbyes to the island this year as she gives way to air access. For 26 years the vessel has been a constant and reassuring sight in Jamestown harbour, it will be strange and sad not to see the ‘old girl’ anymore.

16 Pictures Celebrating St Helena Day 2016. Roadside advertising on the way to Longwood.

16 Pictures Celebrating St Helena Day 2016.
Roadside advertising on the way to Longwood.

16 Pictures Celebrating St Helena Day 2016. Just to show it's not always sunny with blue skies on St Helena! A wet and dreary day at The Briars junction with the low cloud cover over St Pauls in the background.

16 Pictures Celebrating St Helena Day 2016.
Just to show it’s not always sunny with blue skies on St Helena! A wet and dreary day at The Briars junction with the low cloud cover over St Pauls in the background.

16 Pictures Celebrating St Helena Day 2016. Sunset at High Knoll Fort, one of the island's most accessible and intact fortifications, located in St Paul's district.

16 Pictures Celebrating St Helena Day 2016.
Sunset at High Knoll Fort, one of the island’s most accessible and intact fortifications, located in St Paul’s district.

Happy St Helena Day 2016

16 Pictures Celebrating St Helena Day 2016. Saying "hello" to our friendly police constables on the streets of Jamestown.

16 Pictures Celebrating St Helena Day 2016.
Saying “hello” to our friendly police officers on the streets of Jamestown.

16 Pictures Celebrating St Helena Day 2016. A dreamy view of a yacht anchored in James Bay, photographed from inside part of the ruin at Mundens.

16 Pictures Celebrating St Helena Day 2016.
A dreamy view of a yacht anchored in James Bay, photographed from inside part of the ruin at Mundens.

 

16 Pictures Celebrating St Helena Day 2016. Early morning sunshine falling on St Matthew's Church at Hutts Gate. Taken at 6.52am, this was quite a calm morning. This part of the island can be rather breezy in the morning with wind sweeping across from Alarm Hill and down off the central peaks.

16 Pictures Celebrating St Helena Day 2016.
Early morning sunshine falling on St Matthew’s Church at Hutts Gate. Taken at 6.52am, this was quite a calm morning. This part of the island can be rather breezy in the morning with wind sweeping across from Alarm Hill and down off the central peaks.

 

16 Pictures Celebrating St Helena Day 2016. The 699 steps of Jacob's Ladder is not to be undertaken lightly, but if you do, take a camera for the superb angles of Jamestown below which change with every step.

16 Pictures Celebrating St Helena Day 2016.
The 699 steps of Jacob’s Ladder is not to be undertaken lightly, but if you do, take a camera for the superb angles of Jamestown below which change with every step.

 

16 Pictures Celebrating St Helena Day 2016. Sunsets from the Half Tree Hollow area are normally quite spectacular on St Helena. Here the dark Atlantic Ocean calmly retrieves the sun from another day, watched over by one of the guns at Ladder Hill.

16 Pictures Celebrating St Helena Day 2016.
Sunsets from the Half Tree Hollow area are normally quite spectacular on St Helena. Here the dark Atlantic Ocean calmly retrieves the sun from another day, watched over by one of the guns at Ladder Hill.

 

16 Pictures Celebrating St Helena Day 2016. Plantation House, residence of the Governor of St Helena, currently Ms Lisa Phillips.

16 Pictures Celebrating St Helena Day 2016.
Plantation House, residence of the Governor of St Helena, currently Ms Lisa Phillips.

 

16 Pictures Celebrating St Helena Day 2016. One of our favourite places to stop and photograph the flowers is St Matthew's Church at Hutts Gate. Late afternoon light streaming into the church yard can be spectacular as this picture shows.

16 Pictures Celebrating St Helena Day 2016.
One of our favourite places to stop and photograph the flowers is St Matthew’s Church at Hutts Gate. Late afternoon light streaming into the church yard can be spectacular as this picture shows.

 

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16 Comments

  1. patsy williams July 7, 2016 at 2:14 pm - Reply

    Great pictures

  2. Viv Jones May 23, 2016 at 10:12 am - Reply

    Beautiful pictures. Reminded me of the Yon family from Hitching Hertfordshire. I knew Wally,ex saint and Helen and children lesley hazel and Gill

    • Saints May 24, 2016 at 12:38 am - Reply

      We met up with Wally and Helen a few times in Letchworth, a while back now. Happy memories. Thanks for the comment, Viv.

  3. Christine McLeod May 21, 2016 at 6:51 pm - Reply

    Three years ago we enjoyed St. Helena Day celebrations during our stay with Paula McLeod and her family.Your photos bring back happy memories of that beautiful island and make us feel closer to them. Wishing you continued success….and potato purchases by the gallon!

    • Saints May 24, 2016 at 12:35 am - Reply

      Potatoes actually in short supply at the moment! Ha! Glad you liked the photos, thanks for loaning us the lovely Paula and family for a little while, it’s great having them all here. Thanks for commenting – cheers 🙂

  4. Sally Stucker May 21, 2016 at 11:50 am - Reply

    Ahh St. Helena. We were so fortunate to visit this beautiful island in Nov/Dec of last year via the RMS. Love your blog and truly enjoyed our voyage and stay on the island, sadly, it was much too short….

    • Saints May 21, 2016 at 1:44 pm - Reply

      Sounds like your visit last year was a good one – nice to hear. Thanks for the lovely comment. Cheers 🙂

  5. Pam Brown May 21, 2016 at 11:04 am - Reply

    Beautiful photos xx

  6. Neil Johnson May 21, 2016 at 8:20 am - Reply

    Wonderful photo’s!

    Loved how you captured the light.

    Joycexxxxxx

    • Saints May 21, 2016 at 10:11 am - Reply

      Glad you liked them Joyce, Happy St Helena Day to you and Neil. Thanks for the comment 🙂

  7. Patrick G Henry May 21, 2016 at 7:26 am - Reply

    Amazing pictures, we sometimes takes it for granted IT’S JUST ST HELENA, taking a good look at what we got we’re Blessed with one of the worlds Treasures.

    • Saints May 21, 2016 at 10:10 am - Reply

      Cheers Borbs – agreed, the island is not to be taken for granted. It’s a special little place 🙂

  8. Larry Macemore May 21, 2016 at 3:21 am - Reply

    Beautiful photos.

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