"Pitcairn Island" Pitcairn Island by nancyw
Pitcairn Island Travel Guide: 20 reviews and 29 photos
Another stop on the around-the-world cruise was Pitcairn Island. The island is tiny, but famous because it is home to the descendants of Fletcher Christian and other mutineers from the "Bounty".
Because the island has a very rugged coast, without docking facilities that could accommodate the ship's tenders, we couldn't go on the island. Instead, the vast majority of the islanders used longboats to come out and board the ship.
They spent the day posing for photos and selling their wares - it seemed everyone wanted Pitcairn stamps and t-shirts.
While I'm glad I had the chance to meet Fletcher Christian's descendants and talk about what daily life is like on a tiny island in the middle of the South Pacific, I wouldn't recommend it as a destination. Other than the few cruise ships which stop there (very rarely), there are no commercial options for getting to the island.
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