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!
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
View through a hole in a rock to Philip Island
One of the old lighters - that are used to unload ships of their cargo.
View over the old convict area of Kingston - including the gaol.
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
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!