The distant islands fantasy travel thread

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Re: The distant islands fantasy travel thread

Post by Mr Bear » Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:20 pm

Just imagine if you bought it and moved there, only to find that there was no phone reception. Nightmare.

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Re: The distant islands fantasy travel thread

Post by jayen_aitch » Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:43 pm

Mr Bear wrote:Just imagine if you bought it and moved there, only to find that there was no phone reception. Nightmare.
Mmmm, no phone reception. I'm in.

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Re: The distant islands fantasy travel thread

Post by crystalball » Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:23 pm

If you like Scottish islands and lighthouses and if you didn't watch it yesterday, this is really, really great: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00y6hym

Warning: may cause wobbliness

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Re: The distant islands fantasy travel thread

Post by crystalball » Wed Aug 03, 2011 5:16 pm

The Guardian, yesterday, St Kilda, photos: http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/gallery/20 ... n-pictures

I haven't unpacked my Indietracks bag yet, so if anyone's heading towards North Uist, I'm ready to go now.

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Re: The distant islands fantasy travel thread

Post by soft revolution » Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:57 pm

crystalball wrote:The Guardian, yesterday, St Kilda, photos: http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/gallery/20 ... n-pictures

I haven't unpacked my Indietracks bag yet, so if anyone's heading towards North Uist, I'm ready to go now.
Have I mentioned on here yet that the most northern permanent point of land is an island off the coast of Greenland called Coffee Club Island (or Kaffeklubben Island), named after the coffee club in Copenhagen's museum of mineralology. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaffeklubben_Island - I thought that was a great name for somewhere so geographically significant.

Also, this isn't strictly a distant island in the spirit of this thread, as it's antarctica and quite big, but it's an islandy landscape - you can have a go on google streetview as a penguin - http://goo.gl/maps/pEL1

Look at the little person, it's a penguin! :)
And by me, I mean, Flexo.

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Re: The distant islands fantasy travel thread

Post by roundbitsofplastic » Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:36 am

soft revolution wrote: Look at the little person, it's a penguin! :)
Abominably twee. I like it!
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Re: The distant islands fantasy travel thread

Post by Colin » Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:20 am

My lovely girlfriend got me the remote islands atlas for my birthday yesterday - looking forward to reading it and daydreaming.

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Re: The distant islands fantasy travel thread

Post by roundbitsofplastic » Mon Aug 08, 2011 2:35 pm

Colin wrote:My lovely girlfriend got me the remote islands atlas for my birthday yesterday - looking forward to reading it and daydreaming.
Oh, happy birthday, Colin! enjoy your daydreams :-)
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Re: The distant islands fantasy travel thread

Post by humblebee » Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:21 pm

When are we going, then?

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Re: The distant islands fantasy travel thread

Post by roundbitsofplastic » Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:32 pm

humblebee wrote:When are we going, then?
How about Palau, specifically Hatohobei?
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Re: The distant islands fantasy travel thread

Post by crystalball » Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:56 pm

Did anyone watch the first of three (eeeeee!) episodes on St Kilda on BBC4 last night?

I missed the first ten minutes or so and was watching again now. That approach by boat looks terrifying. Also: the most incredible thing ever.

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Post by tonieee » Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:37 pm

crystalball wrote:Did anyone watch the first of three (eeeeee!) episodes on St Kilda on BBC4 last night?

I missed the first ten minutes or so and was watching again now. That approach by boat looks terrifying. Also: the most incredible thing ever.
I saw the last 5 minutes of it. I'll try and watch on iplayer later this week. It did look fab.

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Re: The distant islands fantasy travel thread

Post by humblebee » Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:45 pm

Kate bloody Humble gets everywhere these days though, doesn't she? Great name, obviously, but still.

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Re: The distant islands fantasy travel thread

Post by annie » Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:30 pm

St Kilda looks amazing (also, baby puffins! acid-spitting birds!), but I found the presenters quite irritating. Too many superlatives.

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Re: The distant islands fantasy travel thread

Post by crystalball » Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:58 pm

annie wrote:St Kilda looks amazing (also, baby puffins! acid-spitting birds!), but I found the presenters quite irritating. Too many superlatives.
Yeah, it wasn't really the best piece of television ever when Kate Humble called the St Kildans "stupid" for not knowing that they were polluting their land. Still, Boreray.

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Re: The distant islands fantasy travel thread

Post by islandhopper » Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:27 am

Hey St Kilda fans. Just noticed that a programme I edited around 4 years ago about the island and the people who work there is repeated tonight. BBC Alba at 9 (168 on Sky & freeview 8 in Scotland). I presume it'll be on iplayer after that.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00gbgx0

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Re: The distant islands fantasy travel thread

Post by tonieee » Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:32 pm

islandhopper wrote:Hey St Kilda fans. Just noticed that a programme I edited around 4 years ago about the island and the people who work there is repeated tonight. BBC Alba at 9 (168 on Sky & freeview 8 in Scotland). I presume it'll be on iplayer after that.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00gbgx0
Oooh! I'll definitely watch that.

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Re: The distant islands fantasy travel thread

Post by tonieee » Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:36 pm

annie wrote:St Kilda looks amazing (also, baby puffins! acid-spitting birds!), but I found the presenters quite irritating. Too many superlatives.
When I was watching the last episode Ralph saw that it was the bloke who presents Deadly 60 on CBBC and watched the whole thing with me and was really interested in it. There's no way he would have watched it otherwise.

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Re: The distant islands fantasy travel thread

Post by islandhopper » Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:16 pm

tonieee wrote:
islandhopper wrote:Hey St Kilda fans. Just noticed that a programme I edited around 4 years ago about the island and the people who work there is repeated tonight. BBC Alba at 9 (168 on Sky & freeview 8 in Scotland). I presume it'll be on iplayer after that.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00gbgx0
Oooh! I'll definitely watch that.
I should point out that around half of it will be in Gaelic, though obviously subtitled.

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Re: The distant islands fantasy travel thread

Post by tonieee » Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:19 pm

islandhopper wrote:I should point out that around half of it will be in Gaelic, though obviously subtitled.
That's okay. I do occasionally like watching music programmes on Alba and they're often in Gaelic.

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