Friday, 30 August 2013

Heart Shaped Waterfall

One of the top sites on St Helena is the Heart Shaped Waterfall. You can see it very clearly from the road out of Jamestown towards Longwood, where we live. After having it pointed out when we first got here, we have pretty much ignored it because although we have been here 10 months now, we have never seen the water falling - until this week. The reservoirs are all full again and the stream is flowing nicely. 
Quite by chance, a bunch of us Mums had arranged a walk to the bottom of the water fall for Tuesday morning. We have all done this walk before, except that it is usually a walk to the bottom of a cliff. Fun, but a bit of an anti-climax when you actually get there. This time we found an exhilarating, grin-making torrent.

There is even a brilliant viewing platform just perfect for a snacky picnic.

Although it is a bit disconcerting when the wind gets up and the water comes at you sideways...



  1. Beautiful. It's amazing what nature designs.

  2. I can't quite make out whether there's a proper pool/pond at the bottom of the waterfall? Or is it more like damp rocks/bog?