Five favourite posts to mark five years of the blog
Today marks the fifth anniversary of the St Helena blog! We’ve covered a lot of topics in that time, from progress on building St Helena Airport though to the last sailing of the RMS St Helena, from top pastimes to popular tipples, festivals to new openings. To mark the occasion we’ve selected our five favourite posts:
Ask any Saint or indeed visitor for one of their most enduring St Helena experiences and they will cite eating St Helena’s fish cakes. One of our most-read blog posts of all time is the recipe for this St Helena staple, supplied by the crew of the RMS St Helena. (Even TV personality Tim Wonnacott had a go at making them during his last visit.) Read the recipe for St Helena fish cakes here.
We’ve been delighted to welcome a number of guests posting on the blog over the last few years. In 2015 blogger Ceri Sansom shared an interview with scuba diver Karin Sinniger, who was on a world-record quest to dive the most countries in the world. St Helena was her 141st country. Read about Karin’s St Helena dive experience here.
Walking is one of the top pastimes to be enjoyed on St Helena. Whilst most visitors will have heard of our varied Post Box Walks not everyone is aware of the numerous beautiful footpaths that criss-cross the island. We shone a spotlight on the lesser-known footpath walks and hidden spots in this blog post.
We couldn’t list our favourite blog posts without giving whale sharks a mention, one of St Helena’s top attractions. In January 2017 we were fortunate to interview marine biology expert Dr Alistair Dove about St Helena’s phenomenal whale sharks. He shares learnings from his research trip along with some little-known facts in this post.
The St Helena blog has followed progress on St Helena Airport every step of the way. From filling Dry Gut for the runway construction to the first charter flight and then the day in October 2017 when the first commercial flight landed. These blog posts have proved some of the most-read, a crucial source of information on such a closely-watched topic.
Which have been your favourite posts? Thank you for reading the blog. We look forward to sharing our adventures with you over the next five years!