Tuesday, October 6, 2009
By their very nature islands are often unforgettable. Some were forged by volcanic eruptions, others thrust up by tremendous forces deep in the earth, cut off by floods or erosions, or torn from the nearest continent by the inexorable movement of the earth tectonic plates. Their stark beauty and peaceful solitude bear witness to the drama of their creation. In their isolation, they may have developed species, ecologies and even weather pattern of their own. Their inhabitants, too, are often unique: cut off from some degree from cultures.