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Crikey, it’s Stingray City!

Tuesday, 5th September 2006 by

We feel sure that the undoubtedly great, and now very sadly late Steve Irwin wouldn’t blame the stingray that brought about his untimely demise for a single second. In fact we reckon that Steve probably wouldn’t want these normally very passive creatures getting a bad reputation, as he was one of only a handful of people who have ever been recorded as being killed by one. So in Steve’s honour,…

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Crikey, it’s Stingray City!

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Tristan da Cunha (Island Week 3)

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South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (Island Week)

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Tuesday, 29th August 2006

Gibraltar

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Napoleon in Exile

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Grytviken

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Grytviken

Way back in the early days of Google Sightseeing during our first-ever Island Week, we visited the remote south Atlantic territory of South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands. In the seven years since that article, a lot has changed with regards to Google’s imagery there. Even in the frigid grasp of the ocean, nothing escapes Google Street View these days. Join us as we explore Grytviken, the world’s southernmost territorial capital.

Napoleon in Exile

When Napoleon’s reign over much of Europe came to an end in 1814, his opponents shipped him off to the Italian island of Elba. When Napoleon made his way back to France anyway and was deposed yet again, the British sent him to the remote Atlantic island of Saint Helena. Here are the various homes and locales Napoleon called home during his island imprisonments.

Tristan da Cunha (Island Week 3)

It’s Island Week 3 here at GSS, which means we’ll mostly be posting about Islands. It’ll probably last about a…

Crikey, it’s Stingray City!

We feel sure that the undoubtedly great, and now very sadly late Steve Irwin wouldn’t blame the stingray that brought…

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (Island Week)

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Gibraltar

Gibraltar is an overseas territory of the United Kingdom on the southern tip of Spain. I visited Gibraltar while on…

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