“Tristan is one of those places that every traveler treasures,” states Chicago-based Don Parrish. “It is unique. It requires weeks on a ship for even an attempt at a landing the way I did it.” He was on Nightingale Island the following day for several hours. The ship made a complete circumnavigation of Inaccessible Island, with a very close approach on the leeward side, but no landing. His trip was last spring.
TCC Board Member Kevin Hughes (Phoenix based) also visited Tristan — “the world’s most remote inhabited island” — in November 2013. He had been in Tristan 18 years previously and noted a lot of improvements to the settlement, especially in the lifestyle.