With the St Helena flag flying proudly from the Main Mast, the RMS St Helena sailed into Table Bay at 1500 on St Helena Day.
Although over 1500 miles from home, St Helena Day had been celebrated a day earlier on the 20th, in calm weather, where passengers and crew were able to enjoy a culinary feast of St Helena food, including CJ’s famous fishcakes, a tasty Pouncy’s ‘Nannie Goat’ curry, and white vegetarian ploe. Afternoon tea included traditional boiled pudding and pumpkin pudding.
The evening kicked off with a well attended Farewell Cocktail Party. The Dinning Saloon was decorated with St Helena bunting setting the tone for a special and nostalgic supper which included black pudding and stuffed Sandy Bay chow chows all presented in true first class style.
That evening the Sun Lounge was full to capacity with passengers, all jostling for a seat to compete in the St Helena quiz to raise money for charity.