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Old 11-08-2015, 16:56   #46
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Re: Are there any deserted islands like in the movies?

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Yes, absolutely! I've been trying to keep this place to myself, so far, so good. This 16+ hectare island has a reliable fresh water source, a small coarse sand beach and is heavily forested. The beach is a palimpsest of culture trash, hula hoops, kewpie dolls, Bic lighters, Betty Crocker cake and Koolaid mix packages, Commodore computor parts ... The list goes on. For the right person I would consider renting it.
Not a bunch of blind eels, Coney Island tout or whatever the hygienic gloves are called locally. You will have to cut the rent.
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Hi I am Dieter from Australia and I just joined.Perhaps we could band together and start a community.
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Old 11-08-2015, 17:27   #48
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Re: Are there any deserted islands like in the movies?

there are over a hundred islands in the perlas that few are inhabited , i have e spent many a happy day anchored out in a protected bay and not seen a living soul .. one of my favorite the island is about 10 acres with many coconut trees and rock ledges with lots of seafood . last time there a cayuka came by with 3 kids snorkeling we bought 8 lobster and two red snapper for 40 bucks could have got it for 20 probably but made there day .. only time i have ever sen another boat in that area .. the perlas silands about 40 miles from panama city paradise ,,
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Re: Are there any deserted islands like in the movies?

Yes. I have visited quite a few. Lat. and Lon.'s available.
As previously quoted they are uninhabited for good reasons.
The glossy photos usually miss the malaria, dengue fever, flies and their virulent transmissions, sand flies, mosquitoes, snakes, lack of fresh water, razor sharp limestone, lawyer vine, coconut crabs, isolation, loneliness, etc.
The negatives very quickly trump the positives.
Hope you discover the reverse.
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Try this link. A deserted, uninhabited, unowned island -- in the center of Europe.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberland
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Re: Are there any deserted islands like in the movies?

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Castaway on a Desert Island?

The Dream of a Personal Blue Lagoon for You?

Watch the following video.

The Real Castaway (Martin Popplewell)



Lived on two different small deserted islands in Ulithi Atoll (Yap) for seven months. He was only 18 years old!

He started on an island that turned out to be infested with rats and covered in mosquitos! Very unpleasant place to stay. He moved off, then moved to another better/bigger island.

He started with one woman (Girl Friday) who was 12 years older than him, who had answered a newspaper ad looking for a woman to go be a castaway. She lasted one month.

Then he got his dream girl to come live with him. She was about his age. She lasted 7 months, despite life threatening illness and discomfort and a poor relationship.

This was a fulfillment of his boyhood dream. He prepared for years. At the end of the video (see above) he answers a question he is often asked: "Would you do it again."

He answered: "Definitely not!"
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When he realised his dream in 1989 he was just 18 years old. The adventure became a media sensation with journalists flying halfway round the world to cover the story. Martin kept a video diary of his experience.

In 2001 he returned to the Pacific to make a critically acclaimed documentary. The Real Castaway reunites the two castaways on their desert island 12 years after their experience. It's a story about adventure, growing up and the pursuit of an impossible dream.
A fascinating doco. Really quite entertaining. Probably more lessons to learn about the silliness of youth.
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There are many UNINHABITED islands, however to my knowledge there is only one body of land remaining on earth which does not fall under the possession and jurisdiction of a governmental body (to my knowledge) and that is Antarctica.
Unfortunately there are many countries claiming to own parts of Antarctica, and a small number of scientists in those countries who want to keep the continent for themselves, so the paperwork required to get permits is probably more than any other destination on the planet. Google IAATO for more details, and read up on the yacht Berzerk whose captain was fined for not having permits.
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Re: Are there any deserted islands like in the movies?

[QUOTE=Steady Hand;1888405]Castaway on a Desert Island?

The Dream of a Personal Blue Lagoon for You?


Watch the following video.

The Real Castaway (Martin Popplewell)




I just watched the documentary. Really interesting.
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Re: Are there any deserted islands like in the movies?

One of the uninhabited islands I would most like to visit is Clipperton Island (Ile de la Passion).

My Reasons: It is remote, has a very interesting history, is an atoll, and the lagoon is large and fresh water, not salt. That last point is what makes it really stand out to me. Every other lagoon I have seen in any atoll in the Pacific has a SALT water lagoon. This one is FRESH water. And that lagoon is separated by the narrow atoll land.

Here is a clip from Wikipedia, but there is a much longer article on wikipedia and it details the interesting aspects of this island. I encourage you to read the article to learn about it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clipperton_Island
Clipperton Island (French: Île de Clipperton or Île de la Passion, Spanish: Isla de la Pasión) is an uninhabited 9 km2 (3.5 sq mi) coral atoll in the eastern Pacific Ocean, 1,080 km (671 mi) south-west of Mexico, 2,424 km (1,506 mi) west of Nicaragua, 2,545 km (1,581 mi) west of Costa Rica and 2,260 km (1,404 mi) north-west of Galápagos Islands, Ecuador, at 10°18′N 109°13′W. It is an overseas minor territory of France under direct authority of the Minister of Overseas France.[1]

It is low-lying and largely barren, save for scattered grasses and a few clumps of coconut palms. A small volcanic outcrop rising to 29 m (95 ft) on its south-east side is referred to as "Clipperton Rock".[2] The atoll has been occupied at various times by guano miners, would-be settlers or military personnel, mostly from Mexico, which claimed it until international arbitration awarded it to France in 1931.

Clipperton has had no permanent inhabitants since 1945. It is visited on occasion by fishermen, French Navy patrols, scientific researchers, film crews, and shipwreck survivors. It has been a popular site for transmissions by ham radio operators.[3]
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Unfortunately there are many countries claiming to own parts of Antarctica, and a small number of scientists in those countries who want to keep the continent for themselves, so the paperwork required to get permits is probably more than any other destination on the planet. Google IAATO for more details, and read up on the yacht Berzerk whose captain was fined for not having permits.
No country claims to 'own' Antarctica. There are 38 nations who are part of the Antarctic Treaty and agree to safeguard the continent for science and nature.

Permits are not hard to get and are simply necessary to ensure the well-being of the continent and safety of people travelling.

http://www.southpolestation.com/trivia/10s/berserk.html
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Re: Are there any deserted islands like in the movies?

I don't know for the China Sea, but here in Greece we have soooo many!! True you need to bring your own water or use a desalinator,
Mild weather year round, no humidity, and completely deserted. We have some 2,000 of them. Just an example below http://www.sea-seek.com/?geo=1922

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Re: Are there any deserted islands like in the movies?

I suppose I got to thinking about it when I read about all the regulations in the South Pacific, and then the costs and entry fees and everything. Unfortunately that's not how I pictured it at all. Now I'm sure it is still amazing, and every bit worth the trip, I just imagined you sailed up to Fiji or the Cook Islands or wherever and pretty much could just do what you wanted and anchor where you wanted for how long you wanted to!

So the idea of an UNCCHARTED UNINHABITED island really appeals to me. I don't want to go and live like Tom hanks and pick my teeth with an ice skate! I just like the idea at least, even if I never go, that there are still places in this increasingly crowded world, where you can go and completely get away from it all. To me that has always been half the appeal of long distance sailing.

Noonsite. That's the website I found out about that killed my dream. To be fair, Washington and BC, while full of people, still do have plenty of places that have pretty relaxed anchoring restrictions, but they are far from that uninhabited island paradise.

If they exist that are not on the map and they are not in any travel guides. as I increasingly get my boat more self sufficient, it's getting to the point where soon all I will need to do is add food and I can live forever anywhere.
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There are actually very few 'Deserted' islands. To Desert an island, it need to have once been occupied and the inhabitants decided to leave the island without returning.

There are many UNINHABITED islands, however to my knowledge there is only one body of land remaining on earth which does not fall under the possession and jurisdiction of a governmental body (to my knowledge) and that is Antarctica.

In short, there are many, many, many uninhabited islands, however they are all owned by someone. The idea of 'no red' tape.....good luck.
BBC used to have a program called 'Desert Island Discs'... maybe they still do.

But if you want 'deserted' you could always move to Gruinard Island ..

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gruinard_Island

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Are there any deserted islands that just have a couple of cafes and maybe a supermarket on them?
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Are there any deserted islands that just have a couple of cafes and maybe a supermarket on them?
San Juan comes to mind
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