Isolated Islands: Marshall Islands and Dutch Antilles (Digital Download)

Isolated Islands: Marshall Islands and Dutch Antilles (Digital Download)

FORMAT: Download - After purchase you will be emailed a link to download the file onto your device In this program, host Zay Harding travels to two beautiful archipelagos of isolated islands, one in the Pacific and the other in the Atlantic. First he explores the very rarely visited Marshall Islands, some of the world's remotest islands of all, way out in the middle of the vast Pacific ocean. Subsequently, he heads on to the Atlantic coast of South America, to check out the fascinating former Dutch colonies of Curacao and Bonaire. Flying on to Majuro, the capital of the Marshall Islands, Zay visits a project set up to preserve and promote traditional Marshallese canoe-building and navigational skills. Zay learns how local sailors have the ability to navigate towards far-flung islands by reading signs from the ocean swells. Marshallese sailing canoes are the fastest in the Pacific, and Zay joins in a dramatic impromptu race, battered by fierce Pacific winds. At Majuro dock, Zay meets up with WWII enthusiast Matt Holly, boarding a dive boat to cross 80 miles of open ocean to the small and extremely remote Mili atoll. Guns, planes, and other wreckage from the WWII Japanese base on Mili, bombed by the Americans, can still be seen strewn around the island. Zay finishes his tour diving a remarkably intact US B25 bomber that crashed in the lagoon during one of the many bombing raids. Moving on to the Atlantic coast of South America, Zay starts his journey through the Dutch Antilles in Curacao's capital Willemstad. On the site of the town's former slave market, Zay visits a disturbing museum that documents the brutal history of the transatlantic slave trade. After sampling the island's famous ’‘’ÙBlue Curacao' orange-flavoured liqueur, Zay heads on to the nearby island of Bonaire. Here there are huge natural salt deposits, which were worked by slaves until the 19th century, and are still a major commercial business today. Zay checks out some very simple ’‘’Ùslave huts' here, which are said to have been used by the slaves to shelter from the worst of the midday sun, as the sunlight was so bright against the white salt deposits that it otherwise caused many of the slaves to go blind.Runtime: 52 minutes per showFORMAT: H.264 MP4 *Plays on Roku, AppleTV, Playstation, Xbox, Chromecast, Firestick, Mac, PC, Cell Phone, or TabletTo those who might wish to share or "torrent" these shows for free: Please remember we are not some huge, anonymous conglomerate. We are a small independent company making travel adventure films that we hope you love watching as much as we do making them. Every time you buy a video from us you are supporting the filmmakers who created all the films on this site. Your support keeps us going, and we couldn't do it without you. We can't stop you from copying or torrenting; all we can do is politely request that you enjoy the show, and let other people find it in the same way. Thanks!

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