Thursday, June 24, 2010

Chile - Isla Róbinson Crusoe

Belonging to Juan Fernandez archipelago, this island owes its name to the Scottish seamen Alexander Selkirk, who was abandoned no ti. He was finally rescued and returned to his country after spending four years and four months on this lonely residence (Friday was actually left behind). Daniel Defoe was inspired by these events to write his famous novel Robinson Crusoe. The island contains species of flora and fauna unique throughout the whole world.

Sent by my great friend Hernán from Santiago in Chile. Thanks for the beautiful stamps.

This is from Wikipedia : Robinson Crusoe Island (Spanish: Isla Róbinson Crusoe), formerly known as Juan Fernandez Island, Más a Tierra (Closer to land), or Aguas Buenas, is the largest island of the Chilean Juan Fernández archipelago, situated 674 kilometres west of South America in the South Pacific Ocean. The archipelago is made up of three islands, Robinson Crusoe, Alejandro Selkirk and the small Santa Clara.

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