National Geographic Team Finally Depart
“Public announcement. There will be a fishing trip this morning at 9:30am. Then tonight at 6:00pm there will be Fish Fry at the Square and a presentation to the National Geographic Team before they depart”. Shawn Christian’s voice came into our homes early in the morning on Tuesday 10th April.
Every household here has a public radio. It takes the place of a notice board / newspaper and all public announcements come through loud and clear for all to hear.
That evening we had a real treat. The National Geographic team leader Enric Sala, showed us a ‘teaser’ on the big TV screen in the public hall. We had the privilege to view some of the footage for the TV documentary and some absolutely stunning shots of underwater fish, coral and algae.
As a thank you to the team the people of Pitcairn presented them with some wooden carved vessels – replicas of the Bounty ship and Longboats. In the photo Mike Warren, the current mayor is beside Enric who is holding the Longboat carved by Mike Warren. It was a special evening and I overheard a comment “it makes you kind of proud ".
The following day they departed and the population of Pitcairn turned out in force to see them leave. I’ve never seen so many quad bikes at the Landing at one time.