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How many islands?

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8 years ago, February 20th 2015 No: 1 Msg: #188850  
As a true traveller this is probably not the greatest feat to admit to, but how many islands have you been to, lived on or just stepped on? I doubt whether I can give an acurate count if I consider all the tiny islands I have set a foot on but my count is about 30. Admittedly some of these were not very big - just a couple of meters diameter, but they still count as an island, right?

Feel free to post any photos of islands as well.
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8 years ago, March 8th 2015 No: 2 Msg: #189204  
Hello Alma, Great question.
Merry Jo here.

Can you name all 30 islands that you have been to? I would love to read your list! Let's test your memory.
And...do we count islands that are also countries or continents? Something to think about.

Here's our list. I've been to a few Dave has not so I will identify those specifically. All the others we have been to together.

1. The Bahamas - Grand Bahama & Bimini plus and unnamed our island -- MJ only Does this count as 1 or 3?
2. Barbados
3. Bonaire
4. Cuba
5. Dominica
6. Honduras
7. Jamaica - MJ only
8. Aruba
9. Curacao
10. Cayman Islands - Grand Cayman & Cayman Brac 1 or 2?
11. Turks and Caicos - Grand Turk & Salt Cay 1 or 2?

1. Alcatraz island, CA
2. Angel Island, CA
3. Bainbridge Island, WA
4. San Juan Island, WA
5. Mercer Island, WA
6. Whidby Island, WA
7. Kiawah island, South Carolina
8. Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
9. Outer Banks, North Carolina
10. Maui
11. O'ahu

1. Vancouver Island
2. Prince Edward Island - Dave only

1. Rarotonga, Cook Islands
2. Fiji Islands, Matamanoa Island & Viti Levu 1 or 2?
3. New Zealand - North & South Island 1 or 2?
4. Australia
5. Antarctica - MJ only
6. Philippines - Luzon, Palawan, Malapasqua Island, Bohol

1. Ireland
2. Greenland
3. Scotland - Shetland Islands, Mull, Skye
4. Faroe Islands
5. Isle of Man
6. England
7. Italy - Elba
8. Greece - Crete, Mykonos, Santorini

I'll bet I've missed some. I may have to add more later.
Short story is we love islands. Reply to this

8 years ago, March 8th 2015 No: 3 Msg: #189209  
Hi Merry Jo, you've certainly surpassed my list and yes, it could be a whole different story if you added countries or continents.
Unfortunately I cannot name every single island, but I can name most of them. Here it is:

1. Mauritius. 2
Mauritius itself.
Had a picnic on a small island one day. I don't recall whether it had a name

2. Madagascar. 8
Nosy Tanikely
Nosy Be
Mitsio Islands
Nosy Komba
Grande Iranja
Nosy Lava
Nosy Ankarea
Quite a few tiny islands who's names are unknown to me

3. Comores 3
Grande Comore

4. Mozambique 2

4. Seychelles 4
La Digue
Cocos island

5. Maldives 2
Kanifinolhu island

6. Thailand 5
Ko Phi Phi Don
Ko Phi Phi Leh
Ko Mai Phai - Bamboo island
Koh Yung Island - Mosquito island

7. Ireland 1

8. England 1

9. Egypt 1
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8 years ago, March 8th 2015 No: 4 Msg: #189210  
Alma, you've got some amazing islands listed and I'm eager to go to many of them.
Seychelles has been on the list for 25+ years and I have not gotten there yet. I'll have to go back and see if you have a blog. I love to read about the Seychelles!

I forgot about England and Phuket. I will have to add those to our list!
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8 years ago, March 9th 2015 No: 5 Msg: #189226  
This is a cool thread, and not something I've really thought about...

I'm now going to try and list them as I have 10 minutes before I have to get back to work... 😊

North america (2):


South america (1):

Isla Del sol (Lake Titicaca, Bolivia)

Africa (0):

Australasia (6):

New Zealand (North and South Island plus a couple in the Abel Tasman National Park while Kayaking)
Rottnest Island

Asia (26):

-Samosir Island (Lake Toba, Sumatra)


-Turtle Islands (Sabah)

-Koh Chang
-Koh Samet
-Koh Tao
-Koh Samui
-Koh Ngai
-Koh Phi Phi Don
-Koh Phi Phi Ley
-Koh Lanta


-Koh Tonsay


-Phu quoc
-Cat Ba Island (Halong)





Sri Lanka

and that's all I've got time for a the moment... 35 but I'm sure there are some I've missed... Will do Europe another time... 😊 Reply to this

8 years ago, March 9th 2015 No: 6 Msg: #189227  
Merry Jo, you and Dave have a very impressive list yourselves, some of my islands were rather small, but an island is an island, right? I have indeed written a blog on the Seychelles, it was my most recent blog. Hope you enjoy it. I'm very interested to see other bloggers lists. I can add Australia to my list too. There are many Ian your list that are unknown to me and some I would love to add to my bucket list, just perhaps a bit further for me to get to, ha ha! Reply to this

8 years ago, March 9th 2015 No: 7 Msg: #189234  
An island is an island...small or not.
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8 years ago, March 10th 2015 No: 8 Msg: #189247  
Hi MichaelnFaye, nice list of islands, looking forward to the next list on Europe. You'll have to post some photographs. Reply to this

8 years ago, March 11th 2015 No: 9 Msg: #189269  
Well, this one got me thinking and looking at maps. Most probably a few I haven't thought of but here is the list of the ones that come to mind with a few blog searches etc.

South America
1. Isla Grande

2. Alcatraz island, CA
3. Bainbridge Island, WA
4. Hilo
5. O'ahu

Oceania, Asia and Pacific

6. Rottnest Island, WA
7. Garden Island, WA
8. Penguin Island
10. Raymond Island, Victoria
11. Tasmania
12 & 13. New Zealand - North & South Island
14. Australia
15. Bali
16. Philippines - Luzon (Judy)
17. Borneo (Rags)
18. Hong Kong
19. Efate, Vanautu
20. Isle of Pines, New Caledonia

21. Ireland
22. England
23. Lanzarote, Canary Island
24. Opatija. Croatia
25-34. Greece - Kythnos, Delos, Syros, Naxos, Paros, Kos, Leros, Mykonos, Santorini, Rhodes

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8 years ago, March 12th 2015 No: 10 Msg: #189288  
Nice list Judy & Rags, definitely a couple on my bucket list! Reply to this

8 years ago, March 12th 2015 No: 11 Msg: #189291  

8 years ago, April 7th 2015 No: 12 Msg: #189940  
I think island is big or small, it doesn't matter. Always happiness matter with family member or friends. Reply to this

8 years ago, May 2nd 2015 No: 13 Msg: #190538  
B Posts: 132

Kangaroojack has been to Christmas Island, I haven't seen anyone else post this island,

When I find the hard drive I will look out some photo's of CI, we both worked on and of CI for 2 years.

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8 years ago, May 2nd 2015 No: 14 Msg: #190539  
In response to: Msg #190538

That would be great. Love to see them. Reply to this

8 years ago, May 3rd 2015 No: 15 Msg: #190553  
B Posts: 132
Hi Dave and MerryJo

Hope you are both well, sorry for the short entry last night but I was just about to go to bed when I saw this about Islands.

I am very pleased to have gone to Christmas Island, but Caroline and I both went there through our work with the Australian Immigration Department Contract and I know that not many people will ever have the unique opportunity to go there as there is virtually NO accommodation available and is off the tourist track, funnily enough the population 1304 peeps, on the island 75% being Chinese and Malay do not compare to the 43.7 Million red crabs on the Island, they are forest dwellers and when the migrate its just a sea of red and is considered one of the seven natural wonders of the world

Our Islands Visited

Thursday Island
Fraser Island
Morton Island
Christmas Island
Cocus and Keeling
Magnetic Island
Kangaroo Island
The whit Sunday’s
Isle of Man
Hayling Island
Portsea Island
Isle of White
United Kingdom
The canary Islands
Sri Lanka
Vancouver Island
Bintan Island
Isle of white
Cape Cod
Staten Island

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8 years ago, May 3rd 2015 No: 16 Msg: #190554  
In response to: Msg #190553

What a great list!
I'd love to see Christmas Island. Reply to this

8 years ago, May 3rd 2015 No: 17 Msg: #190555  
B Posts: 132
Hi Dave,

Its a truly amazing little Island, about 30x40 Ks and they built one of the worlds biggest detention centres in the world.

The Island used to be kept alive by the Phosphate mining but that is virtually depleted, then in 2006 the Australian government built the Immigration centre, as its off shore processing, this assisted in sustaining the Island even though nobody liked it being there.

The Japanese occupied it during the war, (I think) and I was lucky enough to be on and off the Island for about 2 years, sadly I was there when the immigration boat sand in December 2010.

The Island is home to the coconut or Robber crab which is a huge beautifully coloured crab that leave to nearly a 00 years old.

My regards


P.s we forgot to add Hong Kong to our list Reply to this

7 years ago, February 25th 2016 No: 18 Msg: #195464  
Here are some amazing island in the world.

#01 : Rottnest Island
#02 : Bainbridge Island
#03 : Alcatraz island
#04 : Sri Lanka
#05 : Bali in Indonesia
#06 : Maldives
#07 : Mitsio Islands
#08 : Shetland Islands
#09 : Mercer Island
#10 : Alcatraz island
#11 : Raymond Island
#12 : Philippines
#13 : Lakshdaweep Island

If you want to visit Lakshdaweed island then contact to SreesTourscom! Reply to this

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