GETTING OUTSIDE IN PITCAIRN
1 Whale-watching Superb opportunities exist for seeing humpbacks breaching and calving during whale-watching season (Mar-oct), with the largest numbers spotted from May onwards. Boat trips are available.
2 Hiking From Adamstown, there are good walks (two hours each way) to both Tedside’s Western Harbour and the magical St Paul’s pool.
3 Wild swimming Locals mostly swim at The Landing, which is like a wave pool, but St Paul’s ( pictured) is special; a sublimely gorgeous natural pool ( pictured above), it can be dangerous due to wave-driven tides.
4 Diving There is basic equipment available to dive the remains of HMAV Bounty and the sunken HMS Cornwallis. Take precautions, as conditions can be treacherous.