Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Diana's Peak



Diana’s Peak National Park covers 81 hectares.  Tree Fern, Black Cabbage, Dogwood, Whitewood and Cabbage Trees dominate the vegetation of the Peaks.

The National Park is home to many different types of invertebrates; most common are the Golden Sail Spider, The Blushing Snail and Weevil.  Unfortunately I did not get an opportunity to photograph any of these!

Bringing to you the landscapes and flora from Diana’s Peak National Park:









Entrance to the Park from Black Gate



High Knoll Fort

Looking across to High Knoll Fort







Lots Wife in the background



Stone Top and George Island

Flagstaff and The Barn

Looking across to High Peak


Tree Fern and Cabbage Tree




















Even space for some Fuchsia!


Hope you have enjoyed the pics as much as I loved my walk last weekend!!!

Below is the St Helena Airport in progress.  Pop by soon to see me there xx






Saturday, 2 May 2015

My Jacobs Ladder Challenge



Jacobs Ladder is a 699 step unevenly cut rock staircase dominating the sloping cliffs of Jamestown. The steps are around 30 centimeters high and the same wide.   

I used Jacobs Ladder frequently during my time at senior school.  It was the quickest way to get into Jamestown after school.

Yesterday, I wanted to prove to myself that many years later I could still do it!  

Anticipating the Climb
View from the bottom

One last chance to change my mind!

The ascend begins

Nearly half way

It's much steeper at the top

Yes I did it!!!

Looking back



All 699 steps were worth it for the view


A big thank you to my sister Glynis for capturing my exhilarating climb of Jacobs Ladder.