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  • 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 o 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 ca 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
  • Home?Those of you that have the dubious 'privilege' of knowing me personally will probably be aware that i've never been the most 'home' like of people. Home, though meaning many different things, has always been a slightly strange concept Posted by Gelli in Gelli goes South-ish | Nov 5, 2008
  • It exists!I have been hearing about St. Helena for all of my life, yet for some reason, i've always kind of felt it was some kind of mythical place. Like Atlantis, Eldorado and Bognor Regis. Somewhere that you always hear of, Posted by Gelli in Gelli goes South-ish | Nov 5, 2008
  • Almost there now... The Bridge radar scan when anchored in Georgetown Bay It's a bit st Posted by Gelli in Gelli goes South-ish | Nov 2, 2008
  • The Where and The WhyOn May 21st, 1502, a Portuguese admiral named Joao da Nova was returning home after winning a battle off the West coast of India, when he got slightly lost and stumbled across a hither unto unknown rock. Said rock is Posted by Gelli in Gelli goes South-ish | Oct 8, 2008
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