long way from the Chilean coastline there are two lonely islands
in the middle of the Pacific Ocean: Robinson Crusoe and Easter
Robinson Crusoe Island belongs to the Juan Fernandez archipel
and lies 670 km off-shore. The island of 48 square kilometers
is partially covered by subtropical flora and owes its name and
fame to the Scottish sailor Alexander Selkirk who - after having
argued with the captain of his buccaneer ship - was abandoned
on this uninhabited island in 1704. He lived there all alone for
four years and four months before he was taken home by another
British ship. His story inspired Daniel Defoe to write his world-famous
novel "Robinson Crusoe".
Juan Fernández is reached by small aircrafts and has some
quite exciting hikes to offer.
Coastline on Robinson Crusoe