Friday, 27 February 2015

Cocos (Keeling) Islands


Cocos from the Air


The airport is on West Island, population of 200 and here on the way by Ferry to Home Island, population of 400.


Had a fantastic day on these motor canoes.  Clear waters and great for snorkelling 

The Visitor centre on West Island.


Here is the Post office on West Island and a sign to commerate the first stamps issued in 1965.


Near the runway as my Virgin Australia plane lands. 

Delighted I visited here. Tourists are not encouraged here. Cocos Keeling is really used for strategic reasons by Australia due to its runway. 

None of the facilities are timed to suit tourists. So only one restaurant open and one shop that was closed for two days. 
The post office was only open for a few hours and lucky to be able to post mail. A long story for future .....  

17 comments:

  1. Such beautiful views, the water looks amazing!

    Good that the post office was open,
    the shop looks relatively well-equipped,
    so that's weird to hear that tourist are actually not encouraged.

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  2. When I'm looking at this photos and then out of my window I'm getting really sad!

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