Salthorse: “When Visiting Garden Island…”


There are two eating options on Garden Island.

The first is to bring your own food/picnic. This is an entirely feasible option given the lovely lawn areas on which you can sit and eat right on the foreshore of Sydney Harbour. Should you prefer it, there are a number of tables and seats which you can use. Although I didn’t notice them, there are free bbq facilities if you want to go the whole hog and cook. Continue reading “Salthorse: “When Visiting Garden Island…””

Double Coffee Kungs: “Extensive Menu With Decent Coffee”


We had wined and dined ourselves well on the overnight ferry from Stockholm to Riga so by noon and having checked into out hotel I was not especially hungry. Added to that, when I visit a new place the first thing I want to do is get out, find my bearings, and explore. Eating is a distant second priority. Andy’s priorities differed on the day we arrived into Riga so having something light was agreed upon. Double Coffee in front of St Peter’s Church fit the bill beautifully. Continue reading “Double Coffee Kungs: “Extensive Menu With Decent Coffee””

Castle Archdale Country Park

The original building on Castle Archdale estate, and the one which gives it its name, was a Plantation castle built in 1615 for the English ‘undertaker’ planter, John Archdale from Suffolk, on land granted to him in 1612. An ‘undertaker’ planter was a landlord who was given a large estate of land at a low rent in exchange for an undertaking to settle ten English or Scottish families on each 1000 acres of land received. Continue reading “Castle Archdale Country Park”

Anne’s Place: “Nautical Ambiance”


Somewhat of an institution in St Helena, Anne’s Place has been serving yachties and other visitors to St Helena now for over 30 years. Anne’s Place was originally run, as the name suggests, by Anne Sim and is now run by daughter Jane retaining its very nautical feel with flags and ships memorabilia in abundance. The ‘ceiling’ is actually a canopy constructed of flags from all over the world, many signed by the vessel’s crew and telling the story of their visit. Continue reading “Anne’s Place: “Nautical Ambiance””