Monday, October 23, 2017

Breaking Island News

USA: Town of Biloxi Honors Memory of the Deer Island Hermit

The Mississippi town’s latest renewal efforts have shone a light on the little-known tale of Jean Guilhot, who lived alone as a hermit on a nearby island.

(Image from coastalmanagement.noaa.gov)

For the seaside resort town of Biloxi, Mississippi, preserving the town’s historical …Read More: USA: Town of Biloxi Honors Memory of the Deer Island Hermit

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USA: The Life of the “Lone Ranger” on Florida’s Anclote Key

For one solitude-loving park ranger, a small Florida key and its refurbished historic lighthouse give a whole new twist to “home sweet home”.

(US Government image of Anclote Key)

When it comes to getting away from it all, few places on the American mainland can compare to the Florida Keys; …Read More: USA: The Life of the “Lone Ranger” on Florida’s Anclote Key

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Australia: 20-Year Island Hermit David Glasheen Faces Eviction

The sole inhabitant of Australia’s Restoration Island has lived there in peaceful solitude for almost 20 years, but this island hermit may have to find a new home.

(Image of Resto by australia.gov.au)

When it comes to some private islands, the phrase “use it, or lose it” seems to apply …Read More: Australia: 20-Year Island Hermit David Glasheen Faces Eviction

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USA: Alaskan Plans Year Alone on Remote Island

Within the frigid wilderness of America’s most northern state, one brave man is intending to strand himself on an uninhabited island and live like a hermit for a year.

(Latouche Island Historical Image)

For 17 years, oil company employee Charles Baird has harboured a usual dream; to strike out into …Read More: USA: Alaskan Plans Year Alone on Remote Island

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Indian Ocean: One British Man’s £8,000 Seychelles Private Island

On dreary days, many people fantasize about running away to their own tropical island – and a man from Yorkshire has managed to live that dream for the price of one luxury holiday.

(Image Courtesy of helicopterseychelles.com)

Set in the gorgeous sparkling waters of the Seychelles, Moyenne Island looks like …Read More: Indian Ocean: One British Man’s £8,000 Seychelles Private Island

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Asia: A Real Island Hermit Found Near Okinawa

Japan’s balmy tropical islands in the area of Okinawa seem like an ideal place to set up camp and live like a hermit, and one 76-year old man has done just that for more than two decades.

(Sotobanari Image Courtesy of Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport)

When it …Read More: Asia: A Real Island Hermit Found Near Okinawa