Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Baker Island Half-con

Here's the spot for the convention..
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0 13 N, 176 31 W

Baker Island. It exists. It's uninhabited. It's waiting for us. [link]

There is an airstrip, conveniently unusable by conventional aircraft but adequate for Hullaballoons and ion-drive craft of various kinds.

The remote location means that all of us will have to make a similar effort to attend.

We need permission from the US Fish and Wildlife Service to go there - suggest "Massive Guano Replacement Project" as our cover.

Anyone connected in Washington? I recently spilled a rum and coke on the Commander of the US Pacific Fleet, but that doesn't count.

ConsulFlaminicus, Aug 22 2005

(?) Baker Island http://www.cia.gov/...ctbook/geos/fq.html
CIA Publications [ConsulFlaminicus, Aug 22 2005]

Treasure map. http://www.janeresture.com/baker/
[2 fries shy of a happy meal, Aug 22 2005]

Aerial photo. http://en.wikipedia...rbakerisle_a320.gif
[2 fries shy of a happy meal, Aug 22 2005]

Half Moon Island http://www.micktrav...ntarctica/halfmoon/
[DrCurry, Aug 22 2005]

Fishbone Island http://www.lat-long...Island_1466601.html
Of course, we could go inthe other direction... [Worldgineer, Aug 22 2005]

Croissant Island http://www2k.biglob...u/p%20minnajima.htm
I see others have dreamed of such a place. [Worldgineer, Aug 22 2005]

Croissant Island http://translate.go...ssan%2Fminna%2Ehtml
It does exist. [Worldgineer, Aug 22 2005]

or this one! http://www.geocitie....html?1124721232220
[po, Aug 22 2005]

The postcard http://translate.go...%2Fp%2Dminna%2Ehtml
Sadly the T-shirt was no good, and I can't figure out how to order the postcard. [Worldgineer, Aug 22 2005]

Or if you're sick of holes in the sea... http://www.cavinguk...k/info/Crescent.htm
Try a hole in the earth. Crecent Cave. [RayfordSteele, Aug 22 2005]

Another option - The Croissant Hotel http://translate.go...rung%2Cstern%2Ehtml
In France, of course. Does 1 star equal 2.5 fishbones? [Worldgineer, Aug 22 2005]

This one might be appropriate too http://www.traveljo...6/jutta_island.html
Pining for the Fjords!! [ConsulFlaminicus, Aug 23 2005]


       I hope you don't mind but I wanted to see a photo of the island so I posted a couple of more links.   

       Halfway between Hawaii and Australia? Good call.   

       Suggest Baker Island, Maine instead (44 06 34 N, 68 24 18 W). There’s beer there.
Shz, Aug 22 2005

       To quote from Croissant Island news (see link) :   

       "When the form of the island is seen from side, it is not many bizarre, but when you see from the sky once, roughly wonder, the croissant floats in the sea.   

       With the croissant which floated in such a sea, freely and easily you don't try passing the time of slowly one?"   

       Makes yer wanna go, dun it?
jonthegeologist, Aug 22 2005

       Actually, yes. And the pictures look quite nice.
Worldgineer, Aug 22 2005

       another beauty from that link:   

       "during of season every year is crowded with the sightseer of the multitude."
oxen crossing, Aug 22 2005

       I liked the beer section: "The raw beer well the raw beer raw beer. With returning on the same day, still the father who is crossing over by the rental car does not have to be pitiful..." Are they saying that you don't have to worry about a rental car on this island, so you're free to drink as much as you want?   

       And the water taxi page: "There is also dwarf discount, party trip reduction and disabled person discount."
Worldgineer, Aug 22 2005

       //or this one!// Excuse me...I believe I ordered the 'large' croissant.
sleeka, Aug 22 2005

       //Everyone beach, calling the seawater bathhouse, not to be the many artificial beach in Okinawa, because it is the natural beach, in the sea the nature is full. //   

       Love Japanese to english translations.
DesertFox, Aug 22 2005

       How about Mt. Baker located in Washington State?
Cuit_au_Four, Aug 23 2005

       Most visitors fly or sail right by since there's not much of interest above ground -- the island's colony was abandoned during the war.   

       But the island is well worth a visit. Take a stroll past the day beacon on the west end of the island and you will find a small door with a brass plaque:   

       "International Bakequarters"   

       Take the lift down to levels -23 and -24 for massive indoor games of custard hypertennis. Or marvel at the tin shoe fashion stores in the arcades of levels -11 to -15.   

       No visit would be complete without a trip to the Bakequarters gift shop. Hub cap martini shakers, anyone?
not_only_but_also, Aug 23 2005

       Do the Baker Island police allow concealed carry of custard guns?
ye_river_xiv, Oct 06 2006


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