World ARC 2019-20 in Cocos Keeling. 28/09/2019
After leaving Christmas Island, World ARC fleet arrived after 525 Nm in Cocos Keeling, a tiny group of coral islands that form two atolls with only two of the 27 islands inhabited. The Cocos (Keeling) Islands were occupied by the Clunies-Ross family in 1827, who established and developed coconut plantations throughout the islands. With them they brought labourers from Africa, China, Java, Borneo and Malacca, a group who now form the Malay community on the Islands. On arrival in Cocos the fleet anchor in Port Refuge, a beautiful bay on the western edge of Direction Island where they clear in with the Australian Federal Police and Customs. 'Port Refuge' is a stunning stop with beautiful clear water, waving palm trees, a mile of sandy beach. There are also... Click here for more info..