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Old 03-03-2013, 01:56   #16
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Re: Remote Islands

One can get there by freighter from either Capetown or London, I think, but there is no airstrip, although I have heard that they are trying to figure out how to build one there. It is a mountainous island with no pains -- hence the problem for airplanes -- but supports a population of like 5000, all mulattos, and a central town, Jamestown, that is very quaint. Since there is no chance of escape they allow the prisoners in jail to roam around during the day, for one thing (although I did hear about a drug smuggler from the Netherlands who did in fact escape by yacht). When I was there over ten years ago I remember reading the local paper which came out fortnightly or monthly and it was recounting the crimes and the only one reported was someone slashed the tires on a car outside the main pub in Jamestown. The scenery was very interesting -- you can walk up like a thousand steps from Jamestown, which sits in a valley, to the adjoining cliffs for an outstanding view. The people were more reserved than gregarious, but friendly enough. The only anchorage is there at Jamestown and it is a challenge to get to shore: they have a dock -- you will think I am kidding about this but I swear it is true -- with a rail or something (I forget exactly) over head high up with ropes that they swing out to you and you catch it and swing Tarzan-like back on the dock. There must be photos of that on the web somewhere. (I am in NZ on a boat at the moment and do not have those photos, none digital, with me.) St Helena is most famous for being the prison and ultimate death location of Napoleon. We bought fuel there and locals delivered it to us in barrels from a boat. We were on a 42 ft catamaran sailing from South Africa to Brazil, and St Helena is a regular stop on that route. I know a delivery captain who sails SA cats to the Caribbean and has stopped there over a dozen times. There is a well-known yachtie restaurant called, I think, Mary's Place. St Helena is very British, but semi-Third World, too.
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:05   #17
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This was my favorite spot in the pacific, I did not see a soul for 2 weeks anchored here. Way point 015 14.1564 S 147 42.1834 W

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Re: Remote Islands

Nukuoro, Chagos and Beveridge Reef stand out for one reason or another.

Still got to get to Sala y Gomez, Isla de Pascua, Juan Fernandez Archipelago, Pitcairn etc.

But for now, Straddie, Moreton and Peel will have to do...
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i have stopped at some fairly remote places in the past!
still have a hankering to visit kerguelen and amsterdam islands in the southern ocean.

most recent was kanton island,kiribati Kanton Island - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

kosirae and phonepei and yap Federated States of Micronesia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

funafuiti,tuvalu Funafuti - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

wessel islands,northen australia Wessel Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

coco's keeling islands Cocos (Keeling) Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

chagos archepelago Chagos Archipelago - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

farquhar atoll Farquhar Group - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

juan de nova,mozambique channel, Juan de Nova Island - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

bassas de india,mozambique channel Bassas da India - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

st.helena, Saint Helena - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

fernando de noronha Fernando de Noronha - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

los testigoes,venezuela Los Testigos Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


just a few! i can remember

most interesting! UK sailor Alex Bond saves 24 starving Kanton islanders during voyage to Australia | Mail Online
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This was my favorite spot in the pacific, I did not see a soul for 2 weeks anchored here. Way point 015 14.1564 S 147 42.1834 W


You should have took a picture of the place while you were there.
All you have to share with us is this postcard?
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You should have took a picture of the place while you were there.
All you have to share with us is this postcard?
Well that is my Photo and I have the others to go with it.
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This was my favorite spot in the pacific, I did not see a soul for 2 weeks anchored here. Way point 015 14.1564 S 147 42.1834 W
Rangiroa. Popular, but nice spot with plenty of isolated anchorages.
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Thanks guys for all the places ye have put up here hope to see as many of them as possible down the track
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