If you’re headed by boat to formidable Christmas Island, you need to know where to go.
Flying Fish Cove – the only safe anchorage at Christmas Island and even then conditions can change in a moment, as a huge swell rolls into the usually calm cove.
Hardly a true cove, it’s one of the few places where there’s a beach on Christmas Island and the curved bay faces north west, making it sheltered for most of the time, except when a cyclone’s coming in.
There are a number of shipwrecks associated with Christmas Island, with the majority of these either during the conflict in World War II or as a result of asylum seeker vessels arriving from Indonesia. Those that didn’t sink in Flying Fish Cove would have been headed there.
Yet it’s also where Settlement…
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