The Cook Islands “These people sail in those seas from Island to Island for several hundred Leagues, the Sun serving them for a compass by day and the Moon and Stars by night; all the stars of which they distinguished separately by name and they know in what part of the heavens they will appear in their horizons; they also know the time of their annual appearance and disappearing with more precision than will readily be believed by any European astronomers.” From the Journals of Captain James Cook
Greenland The arctic lands have a foreboding beauty to them. Harsh, rugged, treeless. They are, to people accustomed to the comforts of modern civilisation and holidays in the Mediterranean, Caribbean, or Pacific, the antithesis. Yet the clarity of the skies during a clear day and the dancing play of the northern lights, aurora borealis, are a visual feast to the eyes. Greenland is the world’s largest island. It is 2,175,600 square kilometers or roughly 840,000 square miles. This is big.
Madagascar Beloved by Darwin, Madagascar is a stunningly beautiful African island country composed of one large island and many smaller islands which lies nearly 400 km southeast of the African mainland. It is approximately a thousand miles long and 587,041 square kilometers (226,658 square miles) in size making it the fourth largest island in the world.