Pitcairn Island

We arrived off Pitcairn Island this morning. Pitcairn has a population of about 55, many of whom are descended from Fletcher Christian, the infamous leader of the mutiny on the Bounty. The rugged shore, as you can see in this photo, does not lend itself to landing, part of the appeal for the mutineers. The Bounty lies at the bottom of the sea in front of this shore.

About half of the population came on board the ship to sell handmade items, stamps, postcards and to stamp our passports, but we were not permitted ashore.

I wore a mask to take some photos but spent the rest of the day in my room suffering from a cold. I chose not to give my cold to a whole island. Hopefully, by the time we reach Tahiti it will be gone.

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