Bo-Kaap Museum and Streets


Prior to embarking the RMS St Helena for my trip to St Helena and Ascension Island I spent some days in Cape Town. Cape Town, or the Mother City, has got to have one of the world’s most beautiful settings, sitting as it does in the shadow of Table Mountain hemmed in by it and a rugged coastline of stunningly beautiful beaches.

Notwithstanding how much I loved this South African gem I have, to date, written very little about my time there. Please see this and one other linked review as work in progress!

Bo-Kaap Museum

A visit to the small Bo-Kaap museum (entrance pictured above) is aimed at helping put the Bo-Kaap area of Cape Town into perspective. Continue reading “Bo-Kaap Museum and Streets”


Amazing Grace – Newton and the Derry Link


Something to contemplate while you visit St Columb’s Cathedral.

There are few, if any, better know hymns (and yes, it started out as, and still is, a hymn) in the world then Amazing Grace. Continue reading “Amazing Grace – Newton and the Derry Link”

A Most “Uncastle” looking Castle

The Castle from Jacob’s Ladder

The Castle, which actually bears no resemblance to what one imagines a castle to be at all, is as it always has been, the main government building on St Helena. The building includes the Governor’s office (if you want to send him a letter pop it in the special post box), Council Chambers, the Island’s archives, the police station, court buildings, a library and other offices. Continue reading “A Most “Uncastle” looking Castle”