Sunday, October 13, 2013

PITCAIRN ISLAND

Set in the paradisiacal islands of the South Seas, the mutiny of the Bounty involved a host of colorful characters, including the tyrannical Captain Bligh, the aristocratic Fletcher Christian, numerous uninhibited Tahitian women, and a pack of saliors made up of orphans and riftraft adventurers. What has helped to perpetuate the romantic fascination with the mutiny is the existence of a small community on Pitcairn Island directly descended from the mutineers and their Tahitian wifes.




Bora Bora, French Polynesia, 1976 (above)
Pitcairn Island. Final home of the HMS Bounty and her crew. 

Adamstown


Population: 48, most of whom being desendants of Fletcher Christine. 


Tahiti and Tahitian women preparing for a festival dance.


The beer of Tahiti

Mayan and Golden Hind, 2 Alden schooners reaching off the  island of Tahiti
HMS Bounty


The trip from Maui to Tahiti aboard TATOOSH with Conrad at the helm. 1976
Fletcher Christine, leader of the Mutiny on the Bounty.


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