Sunday, May 25, 2014

Pitcairn Island

The Pitcairn Islands are a group of four volcanic islands in the southern Pacific Ocean. Only Pitcairn, the second largest island is inhabited.

The island is inhabited by the descendants of the Bounty mutineers and the Polynesians who accompanied them. With only about 56 inhabitants, originating from four main families, Pitcairn is the least populous national jurisdiction in the world.

Bounty Bay is dominated by a rocky outcrop known as Ship Landing Point. Its name serves a dual purpose being the point overlooking the HMAV Bounty's resting place, and the point where vessels head for when approaching the relative shelter of Bounty Bay.


Souvenirmaniac said...

Amazing postcard :) Having such an rare country in collection - lucky you! ;)

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