Robinson Crusoe Island, Juan Fernandos Archipelago


Three days sail from the Chilean mainland, we made a stop at Robinson Crusoe Island. Capitalizing on the worldwide popularity of the classic eighteenth century novel of a marooned sailor by Daniel Defoe, the Chileans have renamed the main island in this group Robinson Crusoe. This is indeed the island where the real Alexander Selkirk, on whose story Defoe's novel is based, spent four years. We were able to look at the cave where he is refuted to have lived, as well as take a walk with a ranger up to one of the island's peaks, passing through some world heritage protected rainforest.  

Juan Fernandez                                 click  picture to enlarge

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