The islanders decided to set up a market in the town square to sell their handicrafts to the visitors currently on the island. I don't normally buy souvenirs, but I was curious what Pitcairn crafts were like.
I bought a small wooden turtle from Dave Brown for $10. I asked him how long it takes for him to make a carving, and he said a small turtle takes several hours, whereas a larger shark takes a whole day. He joked that he earned 80 cents per hour from making these things.
After the market, I walked behind the town square to the Pitcairn museum, which the islanders had opened for the visitors currently on the island. It is fairly small, but has some interesting reading material. It also has the Bounty Bible, which was the Bible used on the Bounty, and was used by John Adams when he converted the island to Christianity after the murders.
Later in the afternoon, I walked down to the landing to say farewell to some of the visitors. Some of the visitors had opted to stay on Pitcairn for four days only. The Claymore was going to take them back to Mangareva, pick up a few more visitors, and then return to Pitcairn. The Claymore makes these additional trips during every three-month visit in order to give visitors the option of staying for four days or for 11 days.
The tourist from Australia, the tourist from Slovakia, and the tourist from Chicago were all leaving. Dennis was also leaving, and I wished him luck on his book. His next destination for his book was Mount Athos in northern Greece, home to some interesting monasteries. Jacqui Christian was also leaving, and I wished her luck on her new life.
After they left the island on the longboat, I walked up the Hill of Difficulty and went home. Simon told me that he liked Scrabble, so we played three games.