Talk:Frisian Islands Project

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Mystery Island

Actually, Nik, I'd written the name funky because Jan is trying to find out what the name of the little speck of an island is and I want to remember that it needs to be changed...I suppose writing it in here in the discussion page will help. BoArthur

(copied from private message) It's called Griend. It's a very small island indeed, and in the Middle Ages there was human population (in the form of a monastery, mostly). As I understood, they were simply washed away by the sea and the storms in the 13th century, and projects for repopulation never came off ground. Currently, it's closed for visitors, and it's pretty much birds-only, except for two birdwatchers who task it is to keep unwanted visitors out. It they ever read all this, they'll probably ostracise us! :)).
Anyway, since the island itself it many times smaller than the polder around it, I suppose the new island should have a different name. I suggest "Grienderland". The monastery would probably be the heart of its whirling capital Griend! I wonder how you're going to explain the changes! :)
I've modified the article accordingly. —IJzeren Jan Uszkiełtu? 02:07, 14 January 2006 (PST)

Rottum or Rottumerland?

Jan, *here* the cluster of the three islands are called Rottum. Would it follow naming convention for htem to be Rottumerland when joined? BoArthur


Dan, the link to "aerial photos" is dead, and I don't seem to have a copy of it on my computer. Do you still have it around somewhere? Cheers, IJzeren Jan 01:43, 19 September 2015 (PDT)

Alas, I cannot find them, either. :( Have you tried that link through the Wayback Machine? BoArthur
Unfortunately not. :( I have A LOT of IB images on my computer, but not this one. Such a pity that great work gets lost over time! I suppose it wouldn't be a bad idea to upload all IB related material to this wiki. Cheers, IJzeren Jan 16:23, 21 September 2015 (PDT)