Friday, 4 May 2012

Paradise found: Moyenne, The Seychelles

If you're able to look past the fact that the interviewer is a little annoying, you'll really enjoy this portrait of Brendan Grimshaw, an 86-year-old Yorkshire man who has lived alone for many years on the tiny island paradise of Moyenne in the Seychelles. He snapped up the tidy little spot in 1962 for £8000 and has only done good since he ran the joint. He's spent the years reintroducing the indigenous giant tortoise to Moyenne and now shares the island with 120 of the hard-backed loiterers. It's a damn shame there aren't more Brendans on this planet and less big hotel chains intent on branding up natural beauty.

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