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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The stuff that dreams are made of

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Robinson Crusoe is one of Western literature's greatest stories. The shadow of Daniel Defoe's book falls over every island. Crusoe persuades us that islands are more liberating than confining, more contemplative than lonely, where we are "removed from all the wickedness of the world."

Well, you don't have to spend '€2,900 per person on a share twin basis' to turn yourself into a latter-day Robinson Crusoe. My friend Horst, who has lived for over eighteen years on a tiny island in the Kingdom of Tonga, welcomes the occasional visitor, so if you want to have this once-in-a-lifetime experience of living like a latter-day Robinson Crusoe, email me at

riverbend[AT]batemansbay.com

and I put you in touch with Horst (but, please, be patient as Horst has no internet access and mail to and from his island is slow).