I’m writing up ‘me memoir’ these days, basing it closely on my parents’ letters from Tristan da Cunha. I’m on the Tristan site quite often, checking information and getting an authentic ‘feel’ for the place I knew so well.
I love love LOVE it! That’s exactly how I remember – the huge Atlantic rollers coming in behind, the black rocks, and that octopus (or catfish, as the islanders call it) … now I remember getting caught by one of those when I was swimming in a rock pool. Its tentacles closed round my leg and I was PETRIFIED
… but the island lads were really pleased – they make the best fishing bait!
The picture is of Robin Repetto (there are only 7 surnames on the island at present) and his daughter. Lots more about Tristan here: http://www.tristandc.com/