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The Salvation Islands (Prison Island of Papillon)
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Hello fellow Droners,


Please enjoy my new drone movie.


Here is some background of the islands. Ofcourse you can skip the info and proceed directly to the video. Please enjoy.


The Salvation Islands are a group of small islands that has volcanic origins (Devil Island, Royal Island and San José Island) at only 11 kilometers off the coast of French Guiana in the Atlantic Ocean.  Although they are closer to Kourou, the islands are part of  the Cayenne commune, specifically Cayenne in the first Canton Nord-Ouest  These islands were used as colonial prisons for France in the French Guiana until 1953, due to the fact that there was captivity and people died, they are called Devil's Islands because of their difficult access by sea due to the currents, the strong waves and the amount of shipwrecks that have occurred in its waters.  The Salvation Islands are a place of interest for many tourists, and many go there on excursions to see the abundant vegetation and the old colonial prisons.  The Île du Diable is better known as the Devil's Island. The Total area is 0.62 km² (62 hectares). Devil's Island and Royal Island are separated by the Paso de las Granadinas (Passe des Grenadines), Royal Island and San Jose Island by the Deseada Pass (Passe de Désirade).  The islands were used as a penal colony from 1852 in forward, earning a reputation for toughness and brutality. This system was gradually phased out and it has been completely closed since 1953.  Today the islands are a popular tourist destination. The islands were named in Henri Charriere's novel, 'Papillon'. He was imprisoned here for 9 years.  Best regards

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Remarkable. There must be worse places to be incarcerated. But I expect conditions were harsh back then.
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Nicely done.    
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Blériot53 Posted at 5-1 00:17
Remarkable. There must be worse places to be incarcerated. But I expect conditions were harsh back then.

Yes indeed, but most of the time they had nice sunny weather
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dronie1965 Posted at 5-1 00:54
Yes indeed, but most of the time they had nice sunny weather

Plenty of time to top up a tan
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Very impressive footage.    Beautiful island just a shame it had to be used for a penal colony.  Interesting background you provided.
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Beautifully done.
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DAFlys Posted at 5-1 00:44
Nicely done.

Thanks Daflys
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You're very welcome.
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DowntownRDB Posted at 5-1 03:05
Very impressive footage.    Beautiful island just a shame it had to be used for a penal colony.  Interesting background you provided.

Thanks downtown
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I can't get over how nice the water looks!


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You're very welcome dronie.   
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Depp Posted at 5-1 03:26
Beautifully done.

Thanks Depp
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TWStories Posted at 5-2 07:08
I can't get over how nice the water looks!



Thanks
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Nice video and info!
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Montfrooij Posted at 5-5 22:53
Nice video and info!

Thanks Montfrooij
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You're welcome!
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Great cinematic
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Dominik__W Posted at 7-13 08:53
Great cinematic

Thanks very much
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You're welcome
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