Could You See Yourself Living Here?
Yes, this idyllic island location is looking for new residents! Imagine waking every single day of your life looking at this:
It is a bit difficult to get to, and for some “castaways”, a life in the South Seas was NOT what they wanted!
An Amazing South Seas Rescue!
This story really is amazing: three people were rescued from a deserted island when they spelled out “HELP” in palm fronds on the beach! According to CNN, “the trio became stranded on Monday after a wave swamped their 19-foot skiff, which had set out from the Micronesian island of Pulap. They then swam to the uninhabited Fanadik Island, about 2,600 miles southwest of Honolulu!”
Luckily, they had life vests, and made it to the deserted island, where they were spotted by the Coast Guard thanks to their smart decision to put an SOS on the beach! Read the whole story here:
Now, some people WANT to escape to paradise, and one South Seas island is looking for those folks! However, before you head to the legendary Pitcairn island, the real “Mutiny On The Bounty” island, you need to know a few things:
Serpent In Paradise by Dia Birkett
Here is a book that tells an amazing story of adventure – as Writer Dia Burkett fulfilled her dream of moving to paradise – THIS PARADISE!
This is the fascinating story of the Author’s move to paradise – Pitcairn Island, the real-life location for “Mutiny On The Bounty.” But what she found was FAR FROM PARADISE….
Here is the genesis of her idea to escape to paradise, from the Author’s website:
“I was sitting in the darkened cinema at the Elephant and Castle, central London, watching the film The Bounty, starring Anthony Hopkins as Captain William Bligh and Mel Gibson as mutineer Fletcher Christian. It was drizzling outside; my mood was as dreary. The story of youthful rebellion unfolded before me on the screen. Fletcher Christian led his cast of mutineers against the authoritarian Captain Bligh, casting him over the side of the ship. Ten months later, Christian and his mutinous crew, together with a handful of Tahitian men and, most importantly, women, landed on Pitcairn Island to found a new Utopia.”
“As the credits for the film rolled, the words came up on screen, ‘ . . . his descendants live on Pitcairn Island to this day.’ When I emerged into the dark street and it was still drizzling, I resolved to leave for Pitcairn Island.”
Of course, getting to paradise can be an arduous experience:
“Pitcairn has no airstrip, and the only way to reach it is to hitch a lift on a cargo vessel working the route from Panama Canal across the South Pacific. It took two years of planning and persuasion to eventually land on this uttermost end of the earth. And what I found was not a living Paradise, but an outcrop of Hell. Serpent in Paradise is the story of that slow revelation.”
Birkett’s story is an amazing adventure – and a tropubling look at paradise – one that shuns outsiders, and has some very dark secrets…after the book was published, half the men of the island were convicted of sexual abuse against children. Mayor Steve Christian was found guilty of five counts of rape against minors. Vanity Fair had a chilling article about this, and Birkett has written about it as well…this is a terrific memoir.
Here is a link to the entire story of the sexual abuse trial in Vanity Fair:
This is a shocking story, and there are other accounts of the trial in print elsewhere…you would think this story, and Pitcairn’s isolation, would make the idea of visiting almost impossible to imagine.
Believe it or not, they now WANT you to move there!
Perhaps as a result of the horrible publicity as a result of the trial, Pitcairn is now seeking visitors and residents!
The island is serious about this, so I’m sure there are people who will take a gamble and make the move! You can see more about the process of making this your new home by checking out the official government website here:
Pitcairn Island is the site of the legendary “Mutiny On The Bounty”, which was made into a movie starring Marlon Brando:
Brando fell in love with the area, and ended up buying an exotic resort in the South Seas:
If you want to see this paradise getaway, click on my story here:
If you just like to live vicariously through others, you can also read this amazing true story:
A “Faraway” Adventure!
I’ve written many stories about Lucy Irvine’s life, including her year on a tropical island in the south seas…”Faraway” tells an incredible true story of a family that lived in the middle of nowhere…read about it here:
This part of the Pacific ocean is so isolated, it’s amazing that our “castaways” were ever seen!
Leave a message and let me know if you’d start a new life on Pitcairn Island!