Weekend Warm-Up: Take Me to Pitcairn

Weekend Warm-Up: Take Me to Pitcairn
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What comes to mind when you think of Pitcairn Island? Mutiny? Isolation? Breadfruit, maybe? The famous story of the Mutiny on the Bounty has inspired numerous novels and movies.  It also captured the heart of British kite salesman Julian McDonnell, who was prepared to move heaven and earth to achieve his lifelong dream of visiting this lone island in the South Pacific.    Pitcairn Island is not like any other Polynesian island, with their breathtaking mosaic of light blue seas, rugged terrain and over-water bungalows. No. Pitcairn has a tumultuous past. In 1789, the crew of the Bounty, whose mission was to transport breadfruit from Tahiti to the plantations of the West Indies, mutinied and established themselves on Pitcairn with several Tahitian women, far from the eyes of the British empire and its renowned navy. Their extraordinary tale of survival... .... Continue Reading at Explorers Web



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