Sunday, March 13, 2016

The Arch of Kerguelen

This blog is named after the French territory, Isles de Kerguelen, in the South Indian Ocean. About 15 years ago, I came across the island on a map and read up on its history. You can read about it here. That also led to me writing two fictional children's stories about Kerguelen's voyage to the Desolation Islands. Interesting stuff ... at least to me.

One of the most interesting aspects of the island is the Arch of Kerguelen in Christmas Harbor. The 300 foot arch once proudly marked the harbor but has since fallen. On occasion, I will peruse Google for new pictures of the island or see what is happening there in the news. This afternoon, I found this artist's rendition of what the arch must have looked like when the island was discovered many years ago. Beautiful!

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