Jonathan the Giant Tortoise, St Helena’s celebrity Resident

The most famous resident of St Helena steadily crawled over, posed dutifully, then probably weary of travelling paparazzi, disdainfully returned to his dinner. Gary Arndt, and I had been given a private audience with the planet’s oldest known living land animal, leaving me a little star struck. Jonathan hasn’t let his celebrity status go to his head however, and his …

RMS St Helena, A Voyage for a Modern World

Sitting in the Mission to Seafarers in Cape Town, being served a beer by an Anglican reverend before departing on the RMS St Helena, seemed strangely right. Reverend Charles is a pleasant guy, happy to chat, and explain that passengers passing through the mission are often surprised by a dog collar wearing barman. His mixology skills weren’t put to the …