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Shuti : in Coco’s Keeling.

Published on 23 november 2017 at 0h00

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We sailed to Coco’s Keeling, four days sailing West. Most people have never heart of these islands, but among the South Indian cruisers, this is a crossroads that no one is missing, no matter where you come from and where the wind takes you to. The islands was settled at the beginning of the 19th century, at first by an English captain named Ross who annexed the islands to the British Empire, but right after, another Englishman (Hier) arrived to the islands along with forty Malian women. Ross did not like that idea, he returned to the island, expelled Hier and crowned himself as king of the Cocos. Two hundred years later, there is no sign of licentious. In Coco’s Islands, there are two atolls. Only the southern is inhabited and three islands enclosing it colourful and shallow lagoon. On one island, Home Island, the Malay village in question is located; on the second, the West Island (surprisingly) you will find the ...

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