Wednesday, March 21, 2018

CHILE ~ Robinson Crusoe Island - Juan Fernandez Archipelago National Park - UNESCO ~

... Fantastic surprise coming from an island home of legends, pirates and treasures... the midst of amazing nature and landscapes... part of a National Park and with wonderful special postmark👍... a tiny person is standing on the cliff... overlooking this powerful landscape must make you feel small... so wish it was me...   Robinson Crusoe Island is the biggest and most important island in the Juan Fernandez Archipelago... there are many things to do, from trekking to nature sightseeing, horseback riding, diving and snorkeling... the special postmark is from Robinson Crusoe island itself with the picture of a lobster, one of the main income of the islanders, they harvest and export them!
Big Thanks once more David!! (✿ ♥‿♥) ➜ Postcards A world Travelogue 

© 2002 Daniel Bruhin W.

From backside postcard:
"Francés Harbor was named after the French buccaneers who preferred to land here in the 18thC far away from their enemies who anchored usually in Cumberland Bay or further west in English Bay. Its Valley is very eroded due to overgrazing by introduces mammals. Higher up the Valley, native forest is still found especially near the " Rebaja de la Piña" lookout from where a spectacular view can be obtained. To protect this refuge of nature only guided excursions are allowed."
The Juan Fernández Islands are a sparsely inhabited island group reliant on tourism and fishing in the South Pacific Ocean. Situated 670 km off the coast of Chile, they are composed of three main volcanic islands: Robinson Crusoe, Alejandro Selkirk and Santa Clara. Most of the archipelago's present-day inhabitants reside on Robinson Crusoe Island, mainly in the capital, San Juan Bautista, at Cumberland Bay on the island's north coast. The group of islands are part of Chile's Valparaíso Region (which also includes Easter Island), and along with the Desventuradas Islands, form one of the nine communes of Valparaíso Province named Juan Fernández.

The islands are primarily known for having been the home to the marooned sailor Alexander Selkirk for more than four years from 1704. His experience was the raw material that inspired Daniel Defoe to write world famous Robinson Crusoe, first published in April 1719.

Juan Fernández Archipelago National Park is located in the Pacific Ocean and covers 96 square kilometres and comprises the Santa Clara, Alejandro Selkirk and the most part of the Robinson Crusoe Island islands. It was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1977, and became a National Park in 1935.


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