Henderson, Pitcairn Islands Overview
Henderson Island is a raised coral atoll that, with Pitcairn, Ducie and Oeno Islands, forms the Pitcairn Island Group. The nearest major landmass is more than 5,000 kilometres away. This coral limestone island sits atop a conical (presumed volcanic) mound, rising from a depth of roughly 3500 metres. Its surface is mostly reef-rubble and dissected limestone; an extremely rugged mixture of steep, jagged pinnacles and shallow sink holes, and the island is encircled by steep, undercut limestone cliffs on all but the north end. There are three main beaches, on the north-west, north, and north-east sides, and the north and north-west sides are fringed by reefs. The depression at the island’s centre is thought to be a raised lagoon. There is only one known potable (drinkable) water source, a brackish spring, exposed briefly at low tide. The surrounding ocean tidal range is about one metre at spring tide.
Detailed Map of Henderson, Pitcairn Islands
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Adamstown - Pitcairn Islands (Lost in Pacific Ocean)
View from Cruise Ship anchored in Bounty Bay. ADAMSTOWN with the entire population of 48 (Pitcairn Islands) holds the record for the Smallest capital in the world.
QSO - VP6T DXpedition - Pitcairn Islands
The mutiny on the Bounty, aboard the British Royal Navy ship HMS Bounty on 28 April 1789, was led by Fletcher Christian against the commanding officer, William Bligh. The mutineers subsequently settled on Pitcairn Island. The Bounty was later burned off Pitcairn Island to avoid detection and to prevent desertion.
Henderson Island Restoration Project
Zegrahm Expeditions is excited to be part of a large restoration project, led by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), to help save the endemic bird species and restore precious wildlife habitat of Henderson Island, part of the Pitcairn Island group in the South Pacific.
Sunrise over Henderson island
Sunrise over Henderson Island, one of the four Pitcairn Islands, and a UNESCO world heritage site
Last Farewell to Henderson Island
Henderson Island is one of the four Pitcairn Islands and a UNESCO world heritage site
A view looking down to Adamstown on Pitcairn Island. If you want to know anything about visiting this island leave me a message in here and I'll try to help you as best I can.
Driving around on Pitcairn Island
Seeing all the different trees and foliage on Tedside Want to read more about Pitcairn read my blog: http://garfield.travellerspoint.com/co/233/
MV Artemis Pitcairn Island
MV Artemis sailing around Pitcairn Island 2005
2004 Legendary Voyage (5) - S/V Alaska Eagle at Pitcairn Island
The Alaska Eagle, on its journey in the South Pacific from Eastern Island to the Marquesas in June 2004, stops for a visit of Pitcairn Island. The Pitcairners bring the crew for a spin around the island.
Pitcairn Islands Tourism Tourism 2
For more information, visit the official Pitcairn Islands Tourism web site at www.visitpitcairn.pn