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Vulcan Point: Island in a Lake in an Island in a Lake in an Island in a…

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posted on Jan, 7 2012 @ 08:08 PM
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Fragile Earth? I don't know. Just couldn't find another forum for this. So I put it here.

Searching around for places to relocate just in case....you know what happens, I came across this interesting list of small inhabited islands.

The first was cool enough for me. 2,000 miles from nowhere! Sweet!

Nope, not ground breaking...just really really cool! In fact, I want to move there!


The most remote inhabited island group in the world, Tristan de Cunha in the southern Atlantic Ocean, is so tiny its main island has no airstrip. Home to 272 people sharing just 8 surnames, inhabitants suffer from hereditary complaints like asthma and glaucoma. Annexed by the United Kingdom in the 1800s, the island’s inhabitants have a British postal code and, while they can order things online, it takes a very long time for their orders to arrive. But then, that’s the trade off for having your own island settlement some 2,000 miles from the nearest continent.





I thought that was cool enough...then I found this one:

webecoist.momtastic.com...

Winning the M.C. Escher award for geography, the Vulcan Point of the Philippines is a popular tourist destination. Located on the island of Luzon, it’s actually an active volcano (Taal Volcano).

This gives Vulcan Point the distinction of not only being an island in a lake on an island, but a volcano in a lake on a volcano. Spread the word…if you can keep it straight.





Of course no island list is complete without Pitcairn. Loved this history when I was knee high to a grass hopper and still do to this day...
I have wanted to visit this island all my life and may still get to do it. I hope.

There are probably many threads on ATS about this island so I won't go into it's history but just wated to include it.

The Pitcairn Islands are famous for being the home of the descendants of the mutineers of the notorious ship Bounty. Though not its own country, it is a sovereign jurisdiction. It’s also the tiniest one on earth, with only 48 residents from 9 original families. The culture was once famously strict and religious, but now the social rules have loosened a bit (alcohol is consumed) and only 8 residents attend church.






Ok, just wanted to post a few but here is the list and link to the remaining 7 of these beautiful places. Yes, Easter Island is there as well but that's been done.


webecoist.momtastic.com...

Hope you enjoy!

Peace



edit on 7-1-2012 by jude11 because: (no reason given)




posted on Jan, 7 2012 @ 08:24 PM
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Ok,really cool place!!
But living on an active volcano is not really to smart.
Especially on an island on a lake on an island.
If it starts blowing,there is no quick get away.
But I would love to visit it.



posted on Jan, 7 2012 @ 08:28 PM
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Originally posted by kdog1982
Ok,really cool place!!
But living on an active volcano is not really to smart.
Especially on an island on a lake on an island.
If it starts blowing,there is no quick get away.
But I would love to visit it.


I lived on Cheju-Do (English is Jeju Island) off S. Korea for a year and a half when I needed to take a break from Seoul. Beautiful place, white sand beaches and a big 'ol volcano in the middle!


I always have fond memories of it.

Peace



posted on Jan, 7 2012 @ 08:44 PM
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In ten years when I retire and no longer have kids in the house and hopefully not requiring my assistance,I will become a world traveler.
I have never left the states.
But I did grow up on the southeastern beaches of the US.
Sooooo jealous of of you.



posted on Jan, 7 2012 @ 08:49 PM
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Originally posted by kdog1982
In ten years when I retire and no longer have kids in the house and hopefully not requiring my assistance,I will become a world traveler.
I have never left the states.
But I did grow up on the southeastern beaches of the US.
Sooooo jealous of of you.


Well I wouldn't call myself a World traveler but I have done Asia extensively, That in itself took a few years so I am richer for that. All of Canada and much of the states as well. Still haven't done Europe tho. Africa next? I don't know.

I have a feeling that I won't have much of a chance to see more because of the state of the World so I'll count my past travels as fortunate.

Still wouldn't mind my own island tho...



posted on Jan, 8 2012 @ 02:07 AM
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this island sounds awesome but at the same time it totally defeats my purpose of dreaming of living on a small UNINHABITED ISLAND with modern stuff ......


good luck bro...

Pop! only my family...
edit on 8/1/12 by alysha.angel because: (no reason given)



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