Chris White, cousin of this Blogger, Victor Brumby (EU38) is close to completion of his round-the-world sail with his wife and grown family. Asked if he would pay special attention to our specialist subject when they landed on Saint Helena, he has sent this set of shots from the South Atlantic (via the clever and simple system, DROPBOX). Readers are recommended to use it for sending large quantities of data/pictures about – all free from the Web.
We see that the island is now registering in the 3000’s. 10 years ago, there were 2000 cars on the island, so it’s just possible that another 1500 or so have arrived in the meantime. Sounds a bit crowded! Apparently there is no wharf or harbour, and all heavy cargo has to be lowered from ships which come as close as they dare, to small island craft to be brought ashore, presumably to a beach.
Most of these are models which have disappeared from British roads, due to age, but presumably, cars do such little mileage on this small island, with so few roads………
And while we’re in the South Atlantic, here are two of Mike Oldham’s pictures from a visit to Falkland in 2011. Until the serial letter was added to these plates in 1968, they used identical number-only plates to those of St. Helena