10 of the best secluded islands

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Pinned to my home office wall for many years has been a map of Newfoundland Island, across the Strait of Belle Isle from the north-east coast of Canada. Ringed in red ink is a farther offshore island with a name that intrigues and inspires. It’s Fogo and in that mellifluous word comes the suggestion of reckless weather and a remove from all things dull and expected. On Fogo Island, there are seven “singular” seasons, including “long and hungry” pack ice in March and berry picking and preserving in early autumn. Storm-watching is a sport, of sorts. It’s been called not so much a place as a state of mind. There are 11 settlements along a harsh coast and a particular resilience to the residents.Read MoreThe Australian