While exploring Pitcairn, at the end of the Eco-trail footpath I find signs to the famous Christian’s Cave - the cave high up on the rocks where Fletcher Christian used to hide. Jo (from Pew) and I scramble over the rocks to get there.
The views are amazing from the cave - you can see why Fletcher liked to hide here and look out towards this beautiful ocean!
My next walk is much steeper all the way up (and then down) to Tedside. I walk in the sunshine for about half an hour until I can see ocean on both sides. In the distance I spot Mrs T- the Galapagos tortoise that lives here on Pitcairn. Lucky I have some fruit in my bag as she looks pretty hungry!
Tedside is a beautiful little spot- worth the walking up and down steep hills! There are little rockpools and a bit of sand to sit on. This is a perfect lunch spot! As I sit there and enjoy my lunch, the sound of the waves breaking onto the rocks is a great reminder of how powerful the ocean is. It’s very loud but at the same time very relaxing.
After lunch, I head back up the hill and at the top I notice the signs to ‘The Highest Point’, I can see another steep hill in the distance but decide to stop here for today - Highest Point walk is for another day…
I catch up with everyone once I have made it down the hill all the way back to Carol’s, and they tell me they’re going for a swim at Bounty Bay. It’s been so hot all day, I jump onto the back of Carol’s quad bike and off we go to Bounty Bay. The blue water is so inviting!
We all jump in at once and after a few minutes swimming I hear Torika shouting ‘turtle’! I look around and look at where she is pointing but can’t find it, so I climb out to the rocks to get a better view. As I catch a glimpse of it, the little guy is swimming away back into the open ocean. We all look out to sea, in the hope that we see the turtle again but instead, Torika spots a big splash in the distance. Then we can all see what looks like a tail slapping the surface of the water and then disappearing under- we all shout out WHALE and point out towards the sea with a huge smile on our faces!
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