BLOG # 1546 ---- Day 631 of the Pandemic
Well it's the last day of the month, so I guess it's time for a last blog for November. I have four cards for this time.
The first one arrived from Tubuai, the main island of the Austral Island group, located 640 km south of Tahiti. The Austral Islands are found in the far southwest of French Polynesia in the South Pacific Ocean. An interesting fact about Tubuai - the mutineers of HMS Bounty arrived on Tubuai in 1789. Fletcher Christian and his cohorts only stayed on the island for two months before moving on .
David used a couple of transport themed stamps, one with a large ship and one with a large aircraft. On the left , from a set of 3 issued in 2016, we see the Queen Elizabeth II , a ship often found in the south Pacific. On the right, from this current year, a stamp celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Tahiti Faa'a Airport.
My next three cards are all compliments of Jean Pierre, and arrived from Croatia, Canada and Greece. The Croatia card shows an aerial view of Dubrovnik, a city in the southern part of the country on the Adriatic Sea. It is known for its Old Town , encircled with massive stone walls completed in the 16rg century. In 1979, Dubrovnik was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list of World Heritage Sites in recognition of its outstanding medieval architecture.