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A Nice Country Village by the Sea

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Some day, when my kids are grown and on their own, and I’m looking for a place to retire with the lovely and gracious Mrs. Strutts,  I’d like a nice country village in a temperate climate, maybe near the ocean.  A place to let the world pass by without traffic, without paved roads, without telemarketers.

tristan_da_cunha4A place I could do whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted;  stay up late and sleep in as long as I liked.  And blog via satellite.

Maybe set up a little bed and breakfast stop for tourists and travellers, with a wine and cheese shop with tacky homemade postcards and hand-screened purple t-shirts. Maybe a place like this.  Or not. Click here, or click the top image, then zoom out.

[Link found at this amazing site.]

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5 Responses to “A Nice Country Village by the Sea”

  1. strider Says:

    More like a tropical village on a sleepy volcanic island in the south-atlantic where no maps exist. I tried zooming out on Google and while the sattelite photo exists, I couldn’t get a road map. And when I zoomed out in map mode, the island just disappears. Any idea what island this is?

    When I zoom out further, I find B (about 300 mi SSE), and when I zoom in on B, it gets better. A large mansion fronted on the ocean with your own helipad, with smaller servant’s quarters in separate buildings! Just my imagination …

  2. Bunk Strutts Says:

    strider– Click the first linky in the posty. It’s Tristan da Cunha.

  3. strider Says:

    I am inspired to make a post of this, but of a different place. There is another more remote site, if you are counting miles of ocean to the nearest inhanited place. Coming tomorrow …

  4. Bunk Strutts Says:

    strider– I think this volcanic island is the most remote inhabited spot from an inhabited spot, but I’ll wait and see what you turn up. If it doesn’t have cold beer, it doesn’t count.

  5. The remotest place on Earth « Strider’s Journal Says:

    […] (yes, it is a blog, but with a long acronym) and Bunk Strutts gave a rather interesting expose on remote villages, coming up with Tristan de Cuhna as being the […]

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