01/18/2010 - 01/18/2010
We anchored near Devil’s Island, which is actually the 3 “Islands of Salvation”, located 10 miles off the coast of French Guiana.
The islands were part of the French prison system for almost 100 years, before closing in 1946. This became one of the most infamous prisons in history as a great many of the 80,000 plus prisoners were never seen again.
Devil’s Island was the prison of Henri Charriére, known as Papillon (the butterfly), who was supposedly the only convict to ever escape. In the picture is the prison chapel with a familiar greeter at the door.
Were these Palm Rats a food source?
As prison cells and other buildings fall into a state of disrepair so does this sad little cemetery for children.
Lille Hästa in a coconut shell.