"This is how I arrived alone at Tikopia, a remote and unspoilt island at the far eastern end of the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific. Tikopia stands out from the ocean like a green fortress, surrounded by coral and pounding surf. The population of about 1,000 still lived a traditional lifestyle without electricity, motor vehicles, or shops. For a freedom loving cruising sailor, the total lack of officialdom there is no police force or immigration officers is a welcome change from the tedious and costly bureaucratic controls forced on cruisers in virtually every country we visit."

 (Submitted by Noel Thu May 13, 2004 )


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