My regular readers know I have an odd interest in remote places. There’s something fascinating about the romance of adventure and a more immediate, to-the-soil-or-sea way of life: a romance I prefer to observe by Internet. And there’s a resonance of God seeking out the lost or liminal. As a subset, I’m fascinated by Christian churches on the edge of human civilzation.
Whatever the case, I’ve been on a tear looking up these far-away, little-remembered places.
Turns out that Lonely Planet, the travel book people, assigned Rob Crossan to report — photos and a podcast via satellite phone — on the most remote human settlement, Edinburgh of the Seven Seas, on the island of Tristan da Cunha, in the South Atlantic.