Thursday, August 16, 2012

Leaving at the End of the Year

Paul and I have made the decision to leave Pitcairn Island at the end of this year. We will not take up the option of renewing our teaching contract for another year. This will mean the new postings on this blog will carry on only until the end of the year.

Many people out there in the world have a completely idealistic view of life here on Pitcairn.  The Miscellany newsletter only portrays the positive aspects of life here and so it is not a true and accurate reflection of this community at all.  Pitcairn Island community has all the usual ups and downs of a tiny isolated community, plus some extra factors as well.

Paul and I have enrolled in a course in Bangkok Thailand beginning on 6th January 2013. Our course is a YWAM course called "Children at Risk". The course will have an academic component and also a practical aspect of working out in the community with children in slum areas.

We will begin a completely new blog for our next adventures.  The purpose of this blog was to inform family and friends of what it is like to live on Pitcairn Island and to show all the various aspects of the island.  We looked for up to date information like this about Pitcairn before we came.  Maybe this Blogspot will help others who travel here.  

I have appreciated all the feedback and comments.  So far there have been 5936 page views so someone somewhere is reading all these postings. 


  1. I am so sorry that you are leaving at the end of the year. From your Post it sounds like things are not great there. I do thank you for all your informative posts. It has been very interesting and has given all of us who read the blogs a bit of what Pitcairn is like. I hope that you can continue the rest of the year AND also let us know some of the problems that you may have faced.
    Thank you.

  2. I have enjoyed reading your blog and looking at your photos. I do hope that after you have left the island you will write your impressions and give us that “true and accurate reflection of this community” that seems to be missing. The outsiders who in future take a post there would benefit from your experience and insight.

  3. Hi there, I'd love to hear more about what you mean. I just spent all day yesterday at a Pitcairn conference in California, with six Pitcairners in attendance.

  4. Im very interested in the subject of pitcairn and what really happened/happening in there... can i find anywhere more of your memories/impressions?