It took us 6 days and 3 attempts to finally set foot on the most remote inhabited place on earth, in other words; Tristan da Cunha. We are on our way to the big sister of the island; St. Helena, but we take a detour. A detour of 8 days. On the way to Tristan da Cunha we pass other uninhabited islands; Inaccessible island, Nightengale island and Gough island. On the latter is a weather station which is occupied by about 3 people all year round. Unfortunately we are not allowed to disembark. Well, we are at Tristan da Cunha. The disembarking is canceled twice because the sea is too rough. However, three times is a charm.
Unfortunately for us, our overnight stay on the island is canceled. We were about to stay overnight at Conrad Glass, the island’s only police officer. A pity that we couldn’t.
How do you spend 6 hours on the island? I turned it into a photo essay.
Tristan da Cunha lives completely self-sufficient, but that does not mean that they do not also use the goods that sailboats, fishermen, or cruise ships bring with them from time to time. Each resident of the island has 1 cow and 2 sheep. Everyone also has a piece of land where they grow potatoes and other vegetables. These fields are an hour’s walk from the village of ‘Edinburgh Burough of the Seven Seas’. The islanders (about 350) sometimes also holiday on these fields.
The island has 1 church, 1 post office (with internet cafe), 1 police station, 1 supermarket and 1 bar. There is 1 way with 1 intersection, you can imagine that the police don’t have much to do here. So Conrad travels a bit. He trained partly in England and partly on St. Helena.