Places without permanent residents

@Porcospino (16435)
Denmark
May 18, 2012 1:18pm CST
Today my friend told me a about an island that she visited. The island is called Ebeloe and it is a bit different from other islands, because there are no ferries or bridges. If you want to visit the island you have to walk there and that is only possible during low tide. There are two options. You can wear shorts or a short skirt and walk barefoot or you can wear long rubber boots. My friend walked barefoot and it was a little cold, but she still enjoyed the walk. The walk to the island takes a couple of hours and you have to walk back the same day, because there are no hotels on the island. There are no shops either so you have to bring your own food and water. My friend found it interesting to explore the island. She said that it was a beautiful place. It was an extremely peaceful place as well, because there were no other tourists and no permanent residents either. There is only one house on the entire island and no one lives there. Do you have any islands (or other places) without any permanent residents in your country? Have you visited any of those islands or places? Or would you like to?
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11 responses
@bunnybon7 (30949)
• Holiday, Florida
18 May 12
it sounds interesting but i would be in fear of getting stuck there. im also a little leary about why no one has taken up residents there and its deserted so where is this and whats the name of it? id like to check it out online
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@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
18 May 12
Name of the island is Ebeloe (or Aebeloe) To get there you have to go to the northern part of an island called Funen and from there you can walk to the island. Today Ebeloe is a deserted island, but in 1950's or 1960's there were 50 residents on the island. After that time people left and most of the houses were demolised. I am curious to know why everyone left, I don't know the reason but today many people prefer to live in the big cities and I think that might be one of the reasons why people left the island. Personally I wouldn't live there either. It would be too complicated to buy groceries, go to work, visit my family etc since there is neither a bridge nor a ferry.
@bunnybon7 (30949)
• Holiday, Florida
18 May 12
http://www.pbase.com/ern/apple_island_denmark not a referral link. its about the discussion i just looked it up and wonder why theres a road. ?
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@bunnybon7 (30949)
• Holiday, Florida
18 May 12
it is quite beautiful. i found more info on it and still wonder why no one has it or wonder who owns it if so.
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@babystar1 (4236)
• United States
19 May 12
I would like very much to visit a island. We dont have islands close to where I live.I would like very much to visit a island that would be a lot of fun. It cost a lot of money to go to all them places and that is not what I have.
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@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
20 May 12
It is a pity you don't have any islands in your area. If you have to travel to far to get to an island the trip will be much more expensive. I love to visit islands, and I am lucky because I live in a country where there are more than 400 different islands. Some of them are quite close to my home so it isn't too expensive to visit them. I live on an island myself, and from my island there is a ferry to another island (Strynoe). I went there last summer. It is a very nice place and it is very peaceful compared to the big cities, there are only about 200 residents on that island. When my friend told me about the island that she has visited I got interested in visiting that island, too. It isn't as close to my home as some of the other small islands, but I think I can drive there in a couple of hours.
@bhanusb (5709)
• India
19 May 12
Hi Procospino, I guess this is a nice island to visit. Still nature is untouched there. You can say it a virgin island. Human habitation makes a place polluted. It's purity made the island charming. We have such a island in Bay of Bengal. I have a wish to visit that island. I think some places should be protected from human habitation.
@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
20 May 12
I agree with that. I think that it is a good idea to keep some places the way that they are and avoid houses and other things built by people. I think that it would be interesting to explore that kind of place. Yesterday when I listened to my friend's description of the island that she visited I got inspired to visit the island myself. Maybe I will get the chance to do it this summer. That could be interesting.
@maximax8 (27049)
19 May 12
I live in Somerset and a few times a year an old paddle steamer travels on exciting days out. In 2006 I took a day trip to Lundy Island off the coast of Devon. It was a steep walk upwards once reaching it. I noticed colorful flowers and a lovely green landscape. It does not have people living on it but some select holiday accommodation is available. I found it fascinating to explore it. Wow! I live in a coastal town and off shore are two islands. One is called Steep Holm Island and I went there for the day in 2005. There are not many visits available there and it is only suitable for those able to walk well due to its steep landscape. I noticed thousands of sea gulls over there. No people live there and no accommodation is available. The other island is called Flat Holm Island and it is reached from Wales. Such visits are not possible with my disabled son in a wheelchair. In Samoa I went to Namua Island. It was like paradise and it has a rustic looking resort on it. I loved staying in a thatched building that was on stilts. I enjoyed snorkeling in the daytime and looked up at the stars once it was dark.
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@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
20 May 12
It sounds amazing. I think it is interesting to explore places with a beautiful landscape and few houses. It reminds me of the island that my husband and I visited in the eastern part of Denmark. A few people lived there, but cars won't allowed and it was a very peaceful place. We went for a long walk and we saw nothing but trees and flowers. It was really nice that there were no cars. I don't think that I would like to live there permanently, but it was a very nice place to visit. The place in Samoa also sounds like an amazing place to stay. I recently read a bit about Samoa in my book from Lonely Planet. It could be an interesting place to visit.
@dpk262006 (52205)
• Delhi, India
19 May 12
Hi Porcospino! How are you doing? It sounds very interesting and amazing to hear about such an Island. In India there is a place called 'Balasore' in the Orissa State. It is a coastal town. The water recedes after every 5 hours and it goes back many miles away from the sea shore. When there is no water many tourists/local walk inside the sea and go till the point water has receded. I have been there twice and it was an awesome experience. At one occasion when me and my friend were walking inside, suddenly the water started rising and waves started coming. Before we could rush back to the sea shore, we were caught in the water (though it was only knee high). We were bare foot and we found it extremely difficult to come to the sea shore in the rising water. Have a great day!
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@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
19 May 12
Hi! I am fine, I am still busy with work and voluntary work. I am working hard because I still don't have all of the money that I need for my trip. I received your email, and I will write you soon It was interesting to read your description of Balasore, it is the first time that I hear about that place. It sounds like an interesting place to visit. I can imagine that it was hard to walk back to the sea shore when the water started rising. My friend was also walked bare foot when she visiting the island. Fortunately they were able to walk back before the water started rising. I also want to visit that island one day. I think that it could be interesting to walk around there and explore the different parts of island.
@thesids (22455)
• Bhubaneswar, India
19 May 12
Hi Porcospino That seems to be out from some movie for sure and I find such a place quite a place to visit... though not sure of the security on that uninhabited island. Here, at or near my place we dont have any such island for sure but there is one place which I visited - a stretch of sand and shore created by the dis-tributaries of a big river. Though it is just a 5 minute boat ride from the main bank of its dis-tributary, no one goes there or even it has no greenery around. I and a friend from France hired a boat a few years back and even the boatman was unwilling - he said, it s dangerous but we did take a chance. And it was quite good, you know. With no one around, and water on both sides. The stretch is around 100 feet wide and about a few kilometers long. The french friend knew how to swim and he got into the other side of the sand stretch which was sea. And during that time I explored the stretch and found big Ridley turtles and even small baby crocodiles. Maybe they had swam across or anything as this place is not marked by government for Protection towards both of these species. We have those protected zones at other places.
@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
19 May 12
It was interesting to hear about the place that you and your friend visited. Sometimes it is nice to try something different and explore a place where you don't usually go. It is like a kind of adventure. Yes, the security is something that we should keep in mind when we want to visit an uninhabited island. I would try to find some information about the place and find out if it was safe to go there or not. The island that my friend visited is a safe place, but it is important to walk back in time (during low tide) because there is nowhere to spend the night and it would be really cold to sleep at the beach.
@tkonlinevn (5785)
• Vietnam
19 May 12
Of course. There are many interesting places like that in my location. There are many waterfalls in places without permanent. Only students picnic there. When I was students, I and my friends often went to there. The waterfalls is small but it's perfect natural. These picnics were very interesting and excited!
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@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
19 May 12
That sounds like a great place to have a picnic I don't think that we have any waterfalls in my country, and I have only seen waterfalls abroad. I think that it would be nice to have picnic near a waterwall with some friends. In the summer months I like to have picnics at the beach or on one of the small islands in my area. One of those islands is called Strynoe and I think it is would be very nice to have a picnic there. There is an area with an old windmill and a small habour. It is a very peaceful place I think that I would enjoy a picnic there with my husband and some of my friends.
@fannitia (2172)
• Bulgaria
18 May 12
We don't have such islands. My country is too small and deserted places like this are rare. I'd like to visit this island, this would be a wonderful adventure. Maybe one day, not necessarily in this life, I'll be able to visit your country and we could go together on Ebeloe.
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@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
18 May 12
Just let me know when you are coming and I will take you there I have never been there, but I also think that it would be an adventure to explore a place like that. It is hasn't always been a deserted island, 50 years ago people still lived there, but then they left and most of the houses were demolished. Today there is only one house left and no one lives there. There is a lot of trees on the island and it could be interesting to explore the island. I have thought about it before, but I didn't manage to visit the island yet. I would prefer to go there on a summer day when the water isn't too cold.
@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
18 May 12
I would love too. In my country there were small islands that you have to go to by boat. The one that you called is a bit different though because you have to walk in order to go to that island. My brother and some of his friends planned on going there before. There is no restaurants and hotel or even a small hut for them to stay there. If they would go there, they need at least a tent to sleep in if someone wanted to take rest. And there's no phone signal too. The boat guy will come back the next day after dropping the person who goes to that island.
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@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
18 May 12
It was interesting to read your description of that island. It must be a very different experience to spend the night there. If you regret your decision about going there, you will have to stay there anyway and patiently wait for the boat guy to pick you up, but I think that it could be interesting to visit a place like that. It must be a very peaceful place and it could be interesting to explore that kind of island. On the island that my friend visited there are no hotels or guesthouses, most of the island consists of forest, but I think that it would be possible to spend the night at the beach. That isn't a good solution though - it gets very cold at night. If I ever go there I am going to return the same day.
@mansha (6301)
• India
18 May 12
I always thought there are too many of us inhabiting the world to leave any place without any residents. This sounds awesome. I lived in Gangtok though there were people all around but when you crossed the last of village there were pockets of places where no one lived and you could hear the birds and bees and listen to the sounds of water fall and it used to be really peaceful. This island of yours sounds interesting to explore and have picnics.
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@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
18 May 12
The place you described sounds very nice nice and peaceful. I have never been to that island, but I enjoyed listening to my friend's experience and she inspired me to visit the island myself. I would like to do that one day. I have to plan my visit well because we can only visit the island during low tide. There is nowhere to spend the night so I have walk back the same day. It would not be nice to get stuck there. I think that is could be very interesting to explore the island and you are right, it would be the perfect place to have a picnic.
@babystar1 (4236)
• United States
19 May 12
I would like very much to visit a island. We dont have islands close to where I live.I would like very much to visit a island that would be a lot of fun. It cost a lot of money to go to all them places and that is not what I have
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