I've never been but have always been curious, especially because of the exploding whale (really, you should click that, it's neat, especially if you're eating sausage or there are children nearby.) I'm amazed that people have managed to make a living on some of these islands. Yes, there's a town there, at the base of the hill, set back from and above the waterfall. Full slideshow from Outside Magazine. [Added later: someone posted a pic of the same place in the summer, now at bottom.]
Note the thick brow-ridge, the idiotic grin, and the death-grip on the beverage. You can email this handsome devil at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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