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Highest Point On St Helena – Guide To Hiking The Three Little Peaks

DIANA’S PEAK POST BOX WALK | Darrin Henry Diana’s Peak, the endemic rich pinnacle of St Helena at 823m is THE post box walk to go on the top of anyone’s island activity sheet. Stunning 360 degree panoramic views, an easy to moderate level

By |2018-07-27T01:20:35+00:00July 27th, 2018|Awesome Nature, Hiking, St Helena|6 Comments

Rock Hyrax – Dassie – The Little Furry Animal on Table Mountain, Cape Town

A VISIT TO CAPE TOWN’S MOST FAMOUS ATTRACTION | Darrin Henry The little furry animal on Table Mountain, the Rock Hyrax or ‘dassie,’ is just another of the delightful surprises for visitors to one of the world’s new seven wonders of nature, this iconic landmark towering over Cape Town.

By |2017-08-02T23:16:05+00:00August 3rd, 2017|Awesome Nature, Hiking, South Africa|7 Comments

Project 365, Day 95: The Silver Lining over St Helena

A CASE OF BAD WIND | Darrin Henry I’m sure St Helena must have been blown a few inches north; it’s been so blustery today! Swelly seas and gale force winds; that’s us at the moment. The blowy conditions I’m guessing was the reason for the huge, squiggly cloud

By |2017-05-21T03:55:44+00:00April 6th, 2017|Awesome Nature, St Helena|17 Comments

Walking on St Helena – Thompson’s Valley Post Box in the Rain

THROUGH THE VALLEY OF FIRE AND DONKEY POOP | Darrin Henry Thompson’s Valley Post Box has somehow eluded us until now, even though we are out walking on St Helena all the time, although, making our first venture down the steep, muddy trail in the rain today

By |2018-05-27T10:18:23+00:00March 23rd, 2017|Hiking, St Helena|16 Comments

The Sugar Loaf Post Box: Coastline Hiking On St Helena

WALKING THE CLIFFTOP TRAIL | Darrin Henry Sugar Loaf post box on St Helena sits atop a distinctive pyramid-like shape you can’t fail to notice. It’s a reliable reference point, like a chess piece quietly hiding in plain sight on the north-east corner of the island

By |2017-07-24T13:43:27+00:00January 10th, 2017|Awesome Nature, Hiking, St Helena|14 Comments

Magic In The Mist: The St Helena Cloud Forest

BATTLE FOR THE NATIONAL PARK | Darrin Henry Machete wielding men have been stalking the cloud forest slopes of St Helena’s central peaks for the last 20 years, hacking and digging out the New Zealand flax that has choked the landscape for decades. Replacing the sea of fluttering flax fingers

By |2018-07-27T01:55:33+00:00November 1st, 2016|Awesome Nature, Hiking, St Helena|15 Comments

The Blue Point Post Box Walk, St Helena

HEADING SOUTH | Darrin Henry Blue Point Post Box walk is a little gem of a hike, hidden away in the far, southern corner of St Helena. We only discovered this excursion ourselves just a couple of years ago, but it’s become one of our favourites

By |2018-08-31T15:06:58+00:00September 23rd, 2016|Awesome Nature, Hiking, St Helena|6 Comments

Right Click: Inspiration of World Photo Day

CHOOSE JUST ONE PICTURE | Darrin Henry Because of Korske Ara, a photographer based in Canberra, Australia, thousands of photographers now spend hours – perhaps days even – each trying to choose just one of their own photos for World Photo Day. This year I’ve joined

By |2018-01-05T03:22:30+00:00August 19th, 2016|Photography Help, Right Click, St Helena|1 Comment

Big, Bad, Gnarly: The Barn, St Helena – Island’s Most Difficult Post Box Walk

HIKING THE LONGWOOD BARN | Darrin Henry After years of trepidation and two failed attempts we finally conquered the big, bad Barn on the third try, completing one of St Helena’s most intimidating hiking trails. It certainly lived up to the hype, but in a different

By |2018-06-17T10:55:30+00:00July 24th, 2016|Hiking, St Helena|8 Comments
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