Cocos island

Published May 07, 2018

Cocos island

Cocos island with an area of just 42 sq. km (6,5 km long and 3,2 km wide), belongs to the Republic of Costa Rica. Gloomy, like an ancient fortress, it heaves his steep, hard-to-reach rocky shores over 200 m high. Therefore, the island of Cocos can be reached only in relatively calm weather, which is very rare here...

Forest islands Ary-Mas

Published May 08, 2018

Forest islands Ary-Mas

The frozen ground covered with moss, lichen and here and there small dwarf birches and willows. But this is not entirely true. It turns out that due to differences in surface and climate, the landscape in some of its areas is quite diverse. How here not to remember the forest islands of Ary-Mas. Ary-Mas is one of the most famous islets of representatives...

The island of Monte Cristo

Published May 07, 2018

The island of Monte Cristo

The island of Monte Cristo is one of the islands of the Tuscan archipelago, is famous for the famous French writer Alexander Dumas, who sang it in the pages of the novel known to everyone. And the largest island of the Tuscan archipelago is the island of Elba, which went down in history in connection with the reference to Napoleon. The archipelago is located...

"The flying Dutchman"

Published January 02, 2017

The flying Dutchman

The fact that with the ocean to be trifled with, we can learn from the mysterious and tragic stories, which from time to time played on the world's oceans. "The flying Dutchman" ghost ship, found in the boundless expanse of ocean so far. They suddenly appear and then dissolve like mist in the ocean...

The Galapagos Islands

Published March 08, 2017

The Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands can be found in the eastern Pacific Ocean, right under the equator, at a distance of thousands of kilometers from the coast of the South American republic of Ecuador, where they belong. The archipelago consists of 16 volcanic islands area of 7800 square km. For the first time the name of the Galapagos introduced in 1574, the Dutch cartographer Abraham Ortelius...

Gulliver's names and lilliput names

Published May 07, 2017

Gulliver's names and lilliput names

There are such geographical names that are even difficult to read, not to remember. There are gulliver's names and lilliput names. They are usually written in one word, sometimes consisting of dozens of letters or one letter. The name-gulliver can be found, for example, on the map of Massachusetts (USA). There is a small lake...

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