Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Our trip to Norfolk Island

Our trip to Norfolk was fantastic....I loved every bit of it :) 
We did a few night themed dinner tours, the first was a Ghost tour where we had a lovely dinner in one of the old convict built houses at Kingston & the ghost of Elizabeth Robertson who died in 1847 at the age of 24, visited us and told us a few stories about her family & her death...along with lots of other ghost stories.  We then went on a ghost walk thru some of the old ruins....and the cemetary :-0

Here are a few pics....

The ghost of Elizabeth Robertson


The gorgeous old house where we had dinner.


Our next themed dinner night was a Tahitian sunset cliff top fish fry (try saying that real fast 10 times...lol).
The food was super yummy & then we were entertained by Tahitian dancers while the sun set - just glorious.









The beautiful sunset

Most things on the island were VERY exxy....just to do the 2 themed dinners was just over $550 for the 4 of us...hence the reason we only did 2!  lol.  Everything is so expensive because most stuff has to be shipped in, plus electricity there is ridiculously expensive - to compare, here in Aus we pay around 17cents per unit & at Norfolk, they pay 75 cents per unit :-0.  To buy fresh milk, it's about $7.50 per litre!!!  So, everyone just uses the long-life milk, which is still expensive compared to Australia.  Another example - a box of 4 cornetto ice creams was $10 - and I noticed in Woollies the other day, that I could buy 2 boxes of 4 for $8....so that's less for double the amount.

It is a very beautiful picturesque island.....full of fascinating history - from the convict settlements to the Pitcairn Islanders (who are descendants from the Mutiny on the Bounty) who came to live there in 1856.  All the kind of stuff that I just love!  The kids didn't find it all too interesting though....go figure!  lol

I took around 1,000 pics, but will only add a few here....dont'think I could cope with how slow blogger is at uploading! But I have uploaded 100+ on facebook, so if anyone is interested just let me know & I will add you!


Anson Bay

View from Mt Pitt

Moreton Bay Fig trees - these just looked amazing. (I think I took probably 50 odd photos of them...lol)

A cow - there were hundreds of cows on Norfolk that just roam along the roadside & they have right of way

View from Puppies Point

Ross's point

View through a hole in a rock to Philip Island

One of the old lighters - that are used to unload ships of their cargo.

 cemetary

Kingston

View over the old convict area of Kingston - including the gaol.



Ball Bay


all of us standing above Anson Bay



A baby Norfolk pine

One of our walks through the bush

4 of us goofing around

Tail end Charlie & the whipping constable

some hungry geese!

Crowned queen of Tahitian dancing

Ball Bay


A few family shots using the trusty self time.....and tripod :-)

 
Holiday is over & it's time to fly home

Ooops, a bit more than a few there - sorry about that, but it's hard to pick just a few out of 1,000 or so...lol.

I hope you've enjoyed seeing just a little of our trip to Norfolk!

7 comments:

Julie said...

Oh your photos look great Linda. Norfolk looks sooo pretty. Glad to hear you had a great time. Would be happy to see more if you fancy uploading them LOL!
Looking forward to seeing your LO's!

Jane said...

Fantastic photos Linda, looks like an awesome place to visit even though it is a bit on the expensive side!!!!!!! Can't wait to see you scrapping some of them :)

Melinda said...

oooh hearing your story and seeing your photos have bought back a heap of memories when I was there. Sounds like they still do similar things...I went there in 1991..lol!!
Good to have you back and happy new year to you and your family, hope its a very happy and healthy one. Can't wait to see more of your gorgeous work.
xx

Felicity said...

WOW WOW WOW stunning photos.
Sounds and feels like you had the best-est time.
might have to put Norfolk on my list of holiday destinations.
:) xx

Ceci said...

Ooh I love all your photos Linda..especially the rusty old boat! Wow it does sound very exxy, but at least you had a great time. :)

Monique said...

Welcome home, Linda!
Your photos are STUNNING - what a gorgeous place - can't wait to see the layouts!

Manon Keir said...

wow, wow, wow, those photos are amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What kind of camera are you using???

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