posted on Oct, 27 2009 @ 02:35 AM
I was stationed there in 1982-83. It kinda reminded me a Gilligan's Island.
There wasn't much to do there, besides drink, fish and relax on
The fishing in the lagoon was pretty darn good. It was pretty much overrun at the time by feral cats, wild chickens and coconut crabs. The wild
donkeys were kept on the uninhabited side of the island by the "donkey gate". Before the donkey gate, they used to congregate on the airfield
runway and would have to be chased off when flights approached. When you picnic'd on the "plantation side" (uninhabited side)of the island, you
never left your beer unattended...haha. There was one donkey that would chug beer, that was interesting to watch. On that side of the island you
could also check out the old coconut plantation building, old out buldings, an old plane wrecked on the beach, the graveyard, and other old buildings
you came across in the jungle. Also, got to see alot of fights between the Brits and Aussies at the enlisted club. Never a dull moment with them
The British customs looked through everything that came to the island and all mail, except letters. Some of the customs agents loved my grandma's
cookies that she'd send me.
It has a good strategic location. Which the government uses to it's full advantage. I used to work at one of the communications facilities. Now
it's mainly done by contractors.
Overall i enjoyed it, i wouldn't mind going back someday. It was a great place to save money.
Here's some DG sites, lot's of pics...