- So long, and thanks for all the fishI've conjugated my last Saint verb (I is, you is, we is, he is, she is, it is, they is, us is). I've sadly eaten my last coconut finger and plate of pilau, and drunk my last shipwreck. I'm back Posted by Gelli in Gelli goes South-ish | Mar 27, 2009
- Mmmmm. Tasty.I have always travelled on my stomach. Actually, that's not quite true. The only times i've travelled on my stomach have been when i've been lying down sliding down something at a great rate of – generally uncontrolled – knots, Posted by Gelli in Gelli goes South-ish | Feb 13, 2009
- Brave. So very brave.Oh, and there was the Wedding.
Following on from the previous posts late, late appearance, here's another one.
I somehow managed to get right through the previous sheepish and late post without even remembering the wedding. “Wedding?!” I don't hear Posted by Gelli in Gelli goes South-ish | Feb 13, 2009
- Seasons greetings. Well after the end of season, naturallyIt has just occurred to me that I never actually said anything about Christmas and New Year, which as they are the events which dominated my visit, seems a little remiss of me. Longer term followers will note that it Posted by Gelli in Gelli goes South-ish | Feb 12, 2009
- Nice and settled. So why are we leaving again?So, dear friends, the S.H. comes to me last week and says “Clive, you know, it is almost time to leave again”. “What?!” says I, “Why are you leaving this wonderful place. And where are we going next?”. Then it Posted by I_am_Clive in The World According to.... Clive | Feb 12, 2009
- What shall we do with the drunken sailor?Every couple of years, the Governors Cup Yacht Race (http://www.thegovernorscup.co.za/) takes place. A number of hardy souls set out from Cape Town with the aim of sailing the 1700ishmiles to St. Helena as quickly as possible. Actually making it Posted by Gelli in Gelli goes South-ish | Feb 11, 2009
- A Little ExploringSo, I thought, now i have been marooned on this rock with no chance of living the high life or escaping the S.H., I suppose I should have a look around.
On reflection, i thought, actually, Posted by I_am_Clive in The World According to.... Clive | Feb 10, 2009
- Getting to my new homeLuckily, i thinks, we've only another 3 days to go. But I must admit, i'm getting to enjoy this ship lark.
I watched as As Posted by I_am_Clive in The World According to.... Clive | Feb 10, 2009
- Sorry Mum
I know. I've been a very bad elk. Posted by I_am_Clive in The World According to.... Clive | Feb 10, 2009
- Yup, i know it's cheatingI have had a few complaints that a couple of my recent posts haven't been written in my normal style, and contain things which one might even consider factual, and no real mishaps of the sort that you have apparently Posted by Gelli in Gelli goes South-ish | Feb 10, 2009
- Cut off from the worldSt. Helena is a local place and out of the way of the world. It doesn't always care so much – or, perhaps more accurately, notice – what the rest of the world does.
Weather forecasting, for example, is not a Posted by Gelli in Gelli goes South-ish | Feb 9, 2009
- A fort, a fort, and batteries of the non-Duracel varietyOne thing that continues to surprise me about St. Helena is it's fortifications. For somewhere so small and remote, and more or less entirely peaceful through it's 500+ year history, there are a heck of allot of fortifications and batteries Posted by Gelli in Gelli goes South-ish | Feb 9, 2009
- Musical matters (this time, without ABBA references)For any of the more mentally challenged amongst you - EG: those of you who may have been unfortunate to read the blog of the my previous long trip in 2005 and 2006 – you may remember that my previoushttp://gelli.travellerspoint.com/60/MP3 Posted by Gelli in Gelli goes South-ish | Feb 5, 2009
- Diana's PeakFor all it's mountainous and lumpy outlook, the highest point of St. Helena is not actually all that high: Indeed it is lower than those on Ascension and Tristan da Cunha. Diana's Peak stands at 818m and in it's own Posted by Gelli in Gelli goes South-ish | Feb 3, 2009
- Of coincidence and unplanned meetingsBy now, I really should be used to it. And in a way I am, but I can never quite get used to just how small the world really is, and how many odd coincidences and meetings occur, almost entirely Posted by Gelli in Gelli goes South-ish | Feb 2, 2009
- A little light excerciseFor somebody like myself who loves the outdoors, St. Helena is a damned good place to be. True, it is a small island, but it is also a marvellously diverse one. Even better, it is one riddled with paths, ranging Posted by Gelli in Gelli goes South-ish | Feb 1, 2009
- The worlds oldest living animal. Maybe.This is Jonathan.
Jonathan is a giant tortoise. For Islanders, he is a large, quiet and reasonably unremarkable local institution and a faithful old friend, if one of surprising libido for on Posted by Gelli in Gelli goes South-ish | Jan 26, 2009
- So famous even ABBA sung about himWhen I was originally booking my trip to St. Helena, perhaps unsurprisingly most people kind of looked at me a bit blankly and had never heard of it, before having to have St. Helena's location and status explained to them. Posted by Gelli in Gelli goes South-ish | Jan 26, 2009
- Modern technology is greatFor a small and very isolated community, St. Helena has a pretty good media service. Television arrived on the island in 1995, and offers 3 channels, though as yet no local programs. There are also 2 radio stations, which both Posted by Gelli in Gelli goes South-ish | Jan 16, 2009
- The wonders of Island transportationDespite what literature you may read, St. Helena DOES have a regularly scheduled air service, at roughly 3pm every Sunday. Obviously, however, with no airport on the Island, South African airways flight 223 from Sao Paolo to Johannesburg passes several Posted by Gelli in Gelli goes South-ish | Dec 21, 2008
- So THAT's where Led Zeppelin got the idea from!
The official public record is slightly over 5minutes, and held, at that, by a slightly crazed German extreme sport lover who came Posted by Gelli in Gelli goes South-ish | Dec 21, 2008
- Erm........ just an apology as to the sheer lack of updates of late.
Hopefully this will be rectified in the next week or so. Posted by Gelli in Gelli goes South-ish | Dec 19, 2008
- Home is where the insects roamAs I sit here in pitch blackness pondering my surroundings, I make a small mental note: next time, idiot, remember where you left the torch! I had been merrily minding my own business one evening when after a couple of Posted by Gelli in Gelli goes South-ish | Nov 25, 2008
- Initial impression thing-a-me-jigsWith apologies for the sudden delays in getting updates up. I have several ready to go, but am experiencing technical issues. Hope to start getting the rest posted soon-ish.
The strangest thing about this, I have realised, is that everybody speaks Posted by Gelli in Gelli goes South-ish | Nov 20, 2008
- You say tomato, I say "where?!!!!"I will start this tale with a note that despite being aware that it might happen in a way, it is still very disconcerting to enter a new country (effectively), and before you have walked even 5metres, be accosted by Posted by Gelli in Gelli goes South-ish | Nov 5, 2008