If I were stuck on an island, I would like to have…Chapstick and sunscreen and a hat with a big rim and an umbrella. I’ve had that basal cell carcinoma stuff, so obviously, I just can’t handle the sun.
|Source: Pitcairn Islands Tourism|
So based on my love of the sun, you can see why we chose Tahiti as the destination for our honeymoon. I brought along my Bullfrog and Noskote sunscreen to avoid getting burned (They don’t sell Noskote anymore, but you can buy it vintage on eBay – Nasty. Who wants vintage Noskote?).
I found Pitcairn and its residents to be absolutely fascinating.It’s kind of like Fantasy Island, but no Tattoo. And they have no landing strip, so even if he were there, he couldn’t call out, “De plane! De plane!” That would have totally changed the show. He would have been calling out, “De boat! De boat!” Then it really would have been The Love Boat comes to Fantasy Island. Did you know that that was Tattoo’s fantasy? To go on the Love Boat? Mr. Roarke even told him he would bring the Love Boat to him. Oh yeah…that crazy Mr. Roarke.
So you can only imagine my absolute excitement as I was wasting my life away on Twitter and came across @pitcairngirl. That’s the handle for Nadine Christian. Nadine’s family is descended from Fletcher Christian (Mel Gibson), the dude that led the mutiny. How cool is that!
She’s also an author and has written a novel set on a remote island (Pitcairn, maybe, hmm): her author site. And she keeps a blog with interesting tidbits about Pitcairn: Nadine Christian’s blog. So now I have another book to read…and another blog…and another tweeter to stalk. It really is amazing how the internet has made the world just a little bit smaller, even when you live on a (practically) desert island.
|This is Adamstown on Pitcairn Island.