Accidental Tourist

New Zealand's was the bumpiest strait I've ever seen

Dianne Stewart gets a bit more adventure than she bargained for sailing on stormy seas across the Cook Strait

02 June 2019 - 00:00 By Dianne Stewart

I’ve always been fascinated by islands — small not large — accessible rather than remote. Recently I found Judith Shalansky’s book, The Pocket Atlas of Remote Islands: 50 islands I have never visited and never will. The author names St Helena and Tristan da Cunha as remote Atlantic Ocean islands she’ll probably never visit.

Although Napoleon Bonaparte spent his last days on St Helena, and Tristan da Cunha is an inhabited volcanic island, the chances of my visiting them are as remote as a visit to St Kilda, one of Britain’s remotest islands in the North Atlantic Ocean...

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