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Friday, 13th April, 2012

Friday, April 13, 2012

# An interview with Billy Campbell, one of the actors on the AMC TV show "The Killing", mentions Pitcairn Island as one of his favourite places to visit:

Best? Dropping the anchor of a three-masted, square-rigged sailing ship, at Pitcairn Island in the South Pacific, home to the descendants of the mutineers of HMS Bounty and their Polynesian companions. They are as salty and rough and generous and jocular a people as you'd imagine necessary, having successfully clung 220 years to a windswept mountaintop, poking nearly 900 feet up out of the center of the planet's greatest ocean.

The Island is tiny, two miles by one, but the warmth and hospitality of its folk are boundless and instant. I guess it's the only way for a people for whom the few yearly ships stopping by provide such fleeting contact with the outside world. The only thing better than going to Pitcairn in the first place, is going again. I did last year. It was like seeing family.

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