July 5, 2006

What's Your Tristan?

What's Your Tristan?

Following up after a long weekend, Mr. Moore eased our worries about Rush Hour on Tristan da Cunha.

…Don’t be upset – the rush hour is a bit of a joke. Although there are now about 100 cars on the island, there is no such thing as 2 cars on a road at the same time.

The island truly is an amazing place. The scenery is beautiful, the people are courteous and friendly (and shy), [and] it is a wonderful environment in which to grow up and live…

Rick Moore, in an email to Open Source, July 4th, 2006

Farmhouse and the Fog

[Rick D Moore / a travelblog: Tristan da Cunha]

Indigenous Rockhopper Penguin

[Rick D Moore / a travelblog: Tristan da Cunha]


Some of us here are a tad obsessed with the lovely and mysterious Tristan da Cunha. We’d like to know if you have any tiny-place-obsessions. Have tiny Micronesia or endless Fiji always enchanted you, or is your dream-place a hidden pastry shop on a river in Southern Holland? Did you discover an island in a National Geographic in the sixth grade and keep to yourself all of these years? Are you still, perhaps, holding on to the hope that one day you’ll drop it all and book a one-way cruise ship ticket to get there?

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