Pitcairn Island, one of four tiny islands in the group, is the only one inhabited. This last remaining British Overseas Territory, located in the remote South Pacific, is the furthest inhabited land from any continent on the earth! There is no airport; there is only one circuitous road; there is no TV reception although TVs with DVD players are numerous; there is no internet but the HAM radio tower keeps the inhabitants in touch with the outside world; there are only about 4 dozen people living there. All are descendants of the mutineers of the HMS Bounty and their Polynesian companions.
The mutineers arrived on Pitcairn in 1790. They set fire to the HMS Bounty in order to sink her and hide her from discovery. The wreck is still visible underwater and was, in fact, discovered by the National Geographic explorer Luis Marden in 1957.
Today, half the population of Pitcairn came aboard the MS Amsterdam. The pictures will tell the story about our day. You all know the story of Mutiny on the Bounty! We met the descendants of the Bounty Mutineers!
Now another couple of days at sea as we sail to Papeete, Tahiti.