Bon voyage

Pat Downing, from Table View, sent in this picture of the Royal Mail Ship (RMS) St Helena sailing away on her official final voyage on Wednesday January 24. Bound for the island whose name she has carried since launching in 1989, the combined passenger and cargo ship has had one duty for her entire lifespan thus far – of serving and supplying the island of St Helena as well as that of Ascension Island also in the mid-South Atlantic and on occasion to the even more remote island of Tristan da Cunha. RMS St Helena will call at St Helena and return to Cape Town one last time in February.