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Diana's Peak

Monday, July 9th 2018

I went to the highest point on Saint Helena. At 823m above sea level, it's a modest peak, and only a mile from the nearest road. But the road was a challenge. I hardly ever drive so it takes a bit of getting used to whenever I do, and Saint Helena roads are not like anywhere else. Mostly single lane and mostly phenomenally steep, they have hairpins galore as they wind up and down the hills. I got slightly lost a couple of times, and thought I might be driving down someone's driveway for a little while, but eventually reached the trail head.

Then it was a quick walk to the top. The path goes to the three highest peaks on the island, Diana's Peak, Cuckold's Point and Mount Acteon. In about 20 minutes I was at the top.

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