Island Life: How Remote Is Too Much?
Do you think you would like island life? If you live on an island, do you think you could live on one that is so small you could walk across the island in any direction in less than two hours?
I have lived on two islands in my life--the islands of Oahu and Guam. Even though island life can feel a bit isolated, at times, both of these islands were quite accessible by airplane in the the 1970s and 80s, when I lived there. As well, we were able to get most goods, though sometimes we had to wait for awhile for some products like fresh milk coming in from Australia to Guam.
I have recently learned of Tristan da Cunha, which is the most remote island in the world, according to TristandaCunha.org. It is 1750 miles from South Africa and 1500 miles from Saint Helena and is a British territory.
The population is fewer than 275 and the island's area is only 38 square miles. The only way to access the island is a 7-day journey by boat from South Africa.
Though I would find it fascinating to visit a place like Tristan da Cunha and stay for awhile to write, it would not be an island that I would imagine I could live easily.
That's probably a good thing. They do not allow new residents.
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1000 PDT 12,550 18.83
1 hr-- +35/$.06 // 102.77 to 106.51 avg
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Original written and posted November 26, 2014 on Bubblews, but removed by the author.
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