Tuesday, May 22, 2018

PITCAIRN ISLAND - British Overseas Territory ~

..  A fantastic "rare" new island to add to my collection👍... a remote archipelago and one of the loneliest places on earth in the pacific ocean... that must also be the reason why it took almost 4 months to arrive... with a population of only around fifty, the islands are best known as home of the descendants of the Bounty mutineers and the Tahitians who accompanied them... an event retold in numerous books and films...  the small islands make up "Pitcairn Islands Marine Reserve"... one of the largest areas of protected ocean on the planet with an area  around 830,000 km2... the Pitcairn waters are in a near-pristine condition... at some sites, visibility can reach a staggering 75 metres... Thanks a million dear Andrene!!(✿ ♥‿♥)... (don't think I will ever get another one😍)
Left: Jetty and Landing in Bounty Bay with St. Pauls Rock in the distance.
Top Right: Visiting yacht off Bounty Bay.
Bottom Right : Surf at the Landing.

The Pitcairn Islands group is a British Overseas Territory. It comprises the islands of Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno. Pitcairnn the second-largest island is the only inhabited. They are situated in the South Pacific about 5,000 miles east of Australia.

Pitcairn was the first Pacific island to become a British colony in 1828. The island is approximately 3.2km (2 miles) long and 1.6km (1 mile) wide with the capital Adamstown located above Bounty Bay.


The 75th Anniversary of the First Pitcairn Islands Postage Stamp
(Issued 15-10-2015)

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