Another day, another chapter drafted.
The islands of Poole Harbour are privately owned and often resistant to visitors. Brownsea Island is owned by the National Trust who repel invaders who don’t arrive in the tourist boat and hand over their landing fee. Highly unusually, landing between the high and low water mark is banned on Brownsea. In the 1930s, the reclusive owner was Mrs Bonham-Christie, who let the island revert to nature and employed ‘a blonde and powerful female Scandinavian PT instructor to throw visitors off the island’ (National Trust Guide). What would Baden-Powell think?
The only uninhabited island is Long Island, where landing and camping is permitted with prior permission from the owner.