Discover America's Amazing Coasts
Martin Clunes embarks on an epic journey around the coast of America to discover what life is like on the surrounding islands.
9pm Sunday MARTIN CLUNES’ ISLANDS OF AMERICA - Documentary series
Martin Clunes (Doc Martin, Manhunt) is a "lovable travel companion" (The Independent) in this fun and informative voyage around America's amazing coasts. From Hawaii's volcanoes to California's seal colonies, salsa dancing in Puerto Rico to wild ponies swimming in Virginia, this delightful travelogue offers stunning, diverse landscapes; incredible wildlife encounters; and insightful commentary.
Unbeknownst to many, the coasts of America are home to over 18,000 named islands, with thousands more too small to name. Following his experiences exploring the islands of Australia and Britain, Martin Clunes sets off on an epic journey to discover what lies beyond the mainland of America and to challenge the misconceptions that America is simply a country filled with towering buildings, endless highways, and mega-stores. Martin's journey takes him all the way across the Pacific Ocean to the lush, tropical islands of Hawaii to the north of America, to explore the icy wilderness on islands around Alaska.
In this episode: Washington State, California & Louisiana - Martin celebrates the Fourth of July on the San Juan Islands, then journeys down the California coast to the isolated Channel Islands, home to one of the world's largest colonies of seals and sea lions, as well as an endangered population of foxes. In Louisiana, he samples hot sauce at the Tabasco plant on Avery Island and explores hurricane-ravaged Delacroix Island.