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George.
10-27-2009, 12:49 PM
How many of us live on islands? Probably a disproportionate amount.

TimH
10-27-2009, 12:51 PM
Island I see you in the distance
I feel that your existence
Is not unlike my own

Island they say no man is like you
They say you stand alone
Sometimes I feel that way too
Is it the need for love?

Heart and soul accompaniment
That seems to make me different from you

I've tried to build bridges
But they all fell down
I've taken to the air on wings of silver
But always hit the ground

Island I see you in all of my dreams
But I'm a man with no means to reach your distant shore
Island I see you in the moonlight
Silhouettes of ships in the night
Just make me long that much more
To be like you

Heart and soul accompaniment
That seems to make me different from you

I've tried to build bridges
But they all fell down
I've taken to the air on wings of silver
But always hit the ground

Popeye
10-27-2009, 12:54 PM
no man is an island

John B
10-27-2009, 12:59 PM
no man is an island
What about women?

Peerie Maa
10-27-2009, 01:00 PM
Walney, a home
battered by S W gales
blown sand and salt.

huisjen
10-27-2009, 01:00 PM
Some are peninsulas.

Dan

George.
10-27-2009, 01:07 PM
OK, we need some ground rules. Great Britain doesn't count. North Island... well... at least they don't have a Chunnel. :D

Popeye
10-27-2009, 01:09 PM
some are volcanoes

TimH
10-27-2009, 01:11 PM
Some islands are warmer than others.

Chris Coose
10-27-2009, 01:14 PM
Born on a peninsula, back to one now after 20 years on a stable bridge connected island and hope to finish her up on a swing bridge connected island.

My entire life has been underlined by living near the boat mooring in New England.

Popeye
10-27-2009, 01:15 PM
some women need warming up

Paul Pless
10-27-2009, 01:17 PM
My entire life has been underlined by living near the boat mooring in New England.For a brief moment, I almost mistook you for a lobsterman.

George.
10-27-2009, 01:31 PM
For a brief moment, I almost mistook you for a lobsterman.

Lobsterhuman.

Peerie Maa
10-27-2009, 01:42 PM
OK, we need some ground rules. Great Britain doesn't count. North Island... well... at least they don't have a Chunnel. :D

Hey! WTF! Britain has its own islands too:mad:

John B
10-27-2009, 01:44 PM
NZ has the North island , the South island, Stewart island , and the West Island. The West island is a sort of wind break and is a bit dusty.

Phillip Allen
10-27-2009, 01:55 PM
oh cay...tell us more

pefjr
10-27-2009, 01:56 PM
I prefer Keys

Phillip Allen
10-27-2009, 02:03 PM
I prefer Keys

some never leave home... :)

seanz
10-27-2009, 02:04 PM
NZ has the North island , the South island, Stewart island , and the West Island. The West island is a sort of wind break and is a bit dusty.

I live on the South island.
I used to live on the West island but it was too hot and dusty, so I moved.
Stewart island is nice but it's so far South that the wind break doesn't work.
:)

bruce w
10-27-2009, 02:08 PM
i live on the Shetland isles.

Popeye
10-27-2009, 02:08 PM
quay

Flying Orca
10-27-2009, 02:16 PM
I live in an urban heat island... :cool:

hokiefan
10-27-2009, 03:20 PM
Yep, Whitemarsh Island. Bordered on the west and south by the Wilmington River, the north by Richardson Creek, and the east by Turner Creek. Cross Richardson Creek to the north and you'll be on Oatland Island. Cross Turner Creek to the east and you're on Talahi Island. Keep going east you drive over a long causeway through the marsh to Tybee Island and the beach. Cross Turner Creek to the south and you're on Wilmington Island, where Middle Ages Man is building his Simmons.

Pretty nice place all told.

Bobby

TimH
10-27-2009, 03:22 PM
Savannah is nice. My brother lives there.

switters
10-27-2009, 03:27 PM
Lived on Oahu off and on for three years, after six months I would go stir crazy, at night you could drive around the whole island in 3 hours. When not on Oahu I was on Okinowa, but that island was big enough that I never got same feeling of being trapped. Never had a desire to live on an island since. A friend of mine lives on Grand Cayman, moved there two years ago. That is a small island and he says it really doesn't bother him. Diffrnt folks and all that.

ishmael
10-27-2009, 04:31 PM
Been thinking of pulling stakes here and moving to an island in Northern Michigan. A beautiful spot, with a cottage right on the big water. One problem is that the building isn't well winterized, so I'd have to either figure that out or plan on being out of there a few months of the year.

I've spent a few weeks there over the last few years since Bill died, and another problem(or blessing, depending on the day) is that it's a good hour ride one way to much civilization, like a grocer for example. I like being able to get in my car and be to the grocer's inside of fifteen minutes. Trade offs.

It is beautiful and wild there, in a way that is familiar. Growing up we had a summer place on an inland lake not far from the island. The air you breath, the smells, the history and ethos, when young soak into your bones and can be difficult to shake out again. I haven't spent a lot of time there in years, but it felt like home the times I've visited. "Oh, I KNOW this place." Having been a bit of a wanderer much of my life, it's good to know such a place is still there.

Dan McCosh
10-27-2009, 04:55 PM
I live on a peninsula. Does that count? One daughter lives on an island just east of Newark, NJ.

PeterSibley
10-27-2009, 05:22 PM
West Island , it's kinda old .We need a shiny new one .New soils , more harbors and bays ....Maine in the sub tropics .

contented
10-27-2009, 06:12 PM
Deer Isle, Maine.....

purri
10-27-2009, 06:32 PM
22M on this one.

ShagRock
10-27-2009, 06:52 PM
from the Rock..

martin schulz
10-28-2009, 04:16 AM
Well I was born on an island and lived there in my childhood, but even in Hamburg this fact is not really accepted :(

Wilhelmsburg:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/09/Elbinsel_Wilhelmsburg_mit_Stadtteilen.jpg

shamus
10-28-2009, 05:30 AM
I live on an island, but it is possible to get 115 kms from the coast. I must go to that spot one day.

elf
10-28-2009, 05:49 AM
Got made into an island when the Army Corps dug a canal. Before, it was just two stream beds - one flowing NE and the other flowing SW and not quite meeting at their bases.

George.
10-28-2009, 05:58 AM
Cape Cod is not an island. It's a sandbar.

MiddleAgesMan
10-28-2009, 06:21 AM
I prefer Keys

Key, cay...same things, same pronunciation.

(See also quay.) :)

I live on an island, btw.

elf
10-28-2009, 06:25 AM
Cape Cod is not an island. It's a sandbar.
Awful lotta granite for a sandbar.

MiddleAgesMan
10-28-2009, 06:33 AM
In addition, I've lived on several islands...Iceland, Andros, Eleuthera, Kendrick's Isle, Bermuda (briefly), probably a few more I've forgotten.

David W Pratt
10-28-2009, 07:30 AM
This part of Wickford used to be an island, now has a bridge and a causeway.

George.
10-28-2009, 07:39 AM
Awful lotta granite for a sandbar.

That's what they use to make the sand.

MiddleAgesMan
10-28-2009, 07:50 AM
Many of the islands in this part of the US started life as sandbars. They grew higher, formed sand dunes, and, the ones that haven't been bulldozed still show multiple dune lines running parallel to the coast line, stretching inland for hundreds of yards.

BrianW
10-28-2009, 08:08 AM
I think I can meet the qualifications...

I've lived on Hawaii (the island), Kodiak, and Baranof Island (currently.) There are no roads to any of them. Either fly in or boat in, no other choices.

George.
10-28-2009, 08:20 AM
I've lived on Hawaii (the island), Kodiak, and Baranof Island (currently.) There are no roads to any of them. Either fly in or boat in, no other choices.

I think we need to have extra points for islands without bridges, and more points for roadless islands.

Manhattan, for instance, would qualify but rank pretty low.

BrianW
10-28-2009, 08:27 AM
I think we need to have extra points for islands without bridges, and more points for roadless islands.

Manhattan, for instance, would qualify but rank pretty low.

Hawaii, the United States largest island has tons of roads.

Kodiak, second largest in the US, has about 100 miles of road.

Baranof, tenth largest in the US, has 14 miles from one end of town (Sitka) to the other end.

Baranof Island is slightly larger than Long Island New York.

George.
10-28-2009, 08:33 AM
I vote that Brian post some pictures of his island. :)

TR
10-28-2009, 10:49 AM
I'm pretty much a certified Islander....

BC Islands I have lived on....

Nelson Island, Cracroft Island, Vancouver Island (The Big Island), Quadra Island, West Redonda Island, Porcher Island, and Gabriola Island. This one's getting a bit crowded and I'm looking for a quieter one now....Lasqueti perhaps.

Stiletto
10-28-2009, 04:34 PM
All New Zealanders are islanders, Australians too for that matter.

JimD
10-28-2009, 04:42 PM
Vancouver Island is such a big island it doesn't feel like one. Wished we lived on a smaller one but c'est la vie.

seanz
11-02-2009, 02:15 AM
Bump.
http://www.woodenboat.com/forum/showthread.php?t=104809

My island is prettier than your island.
;):p

ripley699
11-02-2009, 02:28 AM
I moved to New Hampshre from an island:
Mount desert island which is the home of Acadia National Park

PeterSibley
11-02-2009, 05:31 AM
Bump.
http://www.woodenboat.com/forum/showthread.php?t=104809

My island is prettier than your island.
;):p
Yeah ,yeah ....I know I was kidnapped to the West Island at 12 .Dry grass and hot summers .No active volcanos !!:D

ahp
11-02-2009, 07:31 PM
I live on St. Simon's Island. The highest point is 24 ft. If we get a few meters of sea level rise, we will be a sand bar.