Archive for October, 2006

Island off Mauritius on “The Amazing Race”

Sunday, October 29th, 2006

On tonight’s episode of “The Amazing Race” (season 10) the teams went to a small island off the southwest coast of the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius.

The island is the Ile aux Benitiers.  It could be hard to find something there: the island is low, partially vegetated, and perhaps 300 acres.

The “rusty shack” appears to be in one of these groups of buildings.

The Isle of Man’s place in the UK?

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

A reader asks: “Looking through your page on the largest islands of Great Britain, could you tell me where would the Isle of Man be in this compilation?”

The list is of islands of the United Kingdom, hence the omission: the Isle of Man is not part of the UK, but a separately administered crown dependency.

At about 571 sq. km, it would be the 8th largest island in the UK if it were part of the UK.

Islands on islands on Flickr

Tuesday, October 17th, 2006

I’ve just started a Flickr group of images of islands on islands.

There are already images of islands on Great Britain, Honshu, Hokkaido, and New Zealand’s North Island.

Please add to the pool if you have such pictures, from the biggest (Samosir, on Sumatra) to one-tree islets on Ireland.