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Monday, 21st February, 2005

Monday, February 21, 2005

# A Blog of South Pacific sailing adventure in the Picton Castle. This blog has lots of photo's and descriptions including a stopover on Pitcairn. Link from Friends of Pitcairn.

Eventually, we spotted the island early one morning in the cool and gloomy cloud. It looked nothing like the perfect spot that we had been hearing about. We were prepared for bad anchoring conditions, as the island is more or less a rock 3 km long dropped in the ocean, with no shelter for a sea vessel, and we tried to anchor off Bounty Bay, a small nook from which the residents launch their longboats. That didn't work, so we had to go to the other side of the island, which was protected from wind, but not big swells from a low-pressure system way to the south.

# Commissioner sees benefits for Pitcairn.

Leslie Jaques says the trial has put Pitcairn on the map because the web site is still getting 1,000 hits a week. His aim is to attract tourists interested in botany, culture and history as well as scuba diving, abseiling and fishing.

# Living on Pitcairn Island, Some FAQ's. Some FAQ's and pictures about Pitcairn. Link from Friends of Pitcairn.

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