26 January, 2019

A Trip To Norfolk Island

On the 7th January, Noel and I headed to Norfolk Island. 
Lucky me had a window seat and got some lovely photos coming into land. 
Warning: lots of photos!
We had both wanted to go there for years. A package deal came up on my 
Facebook timeline which sounded great, so we booked. It was fantastic! 
I'm a bit late posting this as for some reason blogger didn't want to play nice!
Slaughter Bay looking toward the old goal. 
The supply ship, HMS Sirius, was wrecked here near the Kingston Pier
 in 1790. It was on the reef 
where the waves are crashing to the left of the photo.
Emily Bay with the Salt House ruins. 
This is where we snorkelled which was fantastic.
 Emily Bay (front) and Slaughter Bay.
St Barnabas Chapel, built in 1882.
St Barnabas Chapel. Rose window designed by William Morris.
Old gaol ruins.
Old gaol entrance.
Looking towards the old gaol from Quality Row.
 Houses in Quality Row.
 Quality Row from above with the golf course across the road.
Quality Row.
Quality Row.
Looking toward Phillip Island at Slaughter Bay near the pier.
I was lucky enough to have a window seat leaving too. 
This is Phillip Island, about 6km from Kingston, the old settlement.
From Captain Cook Memorial.
We went to the Island Fish Fry. 
We had trumpeter fish. It was so delicious, I had three helpings! 
But I didn't have the sweets so that's okay.
At the Fish Fry at sunset. Can you see me (hint - red hair!)?
It was a little cloudy but still beautiful.
We were entertained with a wonderful singer and some dancing girls.
Norfolk Island Cemetery.
It was fascinating reading the head stones.
Sunset on our first night just a couple of hundred metres from where we stayed.
Cows have right of way on Norfolk Island!
If you've got this far, I hope you enjoyed a look at Norfolk Island. 
We took so many photos it was hard to keep the number down in my post.

I can highly recommend visiting here and if you're interested, 
I can send you the link to the travel agents we went through. 
Our package included flights, accommodation, car hire, 
Norf'k Laenwij (Norfolk Language) class, welcome dinner and several tours.
I can say we would definitely go back again.


Karen S said...

It looks wonderful! And you obviously had a great time!

Ondrea said...

Oh my! This has been on my to do list for years. Thankyou so much for putting the pics up. It looks fantastic. Hmmm I wonder if they cater for vegetarians.

Fiona said...

looks like you had good weather too... definitely is on our wish list

Shortbread and Ginger said...

What a beautiful place! Glad you had a good time.

kiwikid said...

Looks like a fantasric trip Christine, I know a few pwople who have visited here and they have all really enjoyed it. My parents went there three times. Great to have a trip,thru your photos. Did you do the convicts dress up evening?

Helen said...

Look like a wonderful trip and great weather, so many beautiful photos 🤗

Sharmayne said...

Oh I looovvved seeing your photos!!!! It looks so wonderful, I'll. be keeping an eye out for some deals!

Christine B. said...

It looks the most fabulous place Christine! I am so glad you had such a wonderful holiday! Have a lovely week! Christine xx

Karen said...

Very interesting Christine. I enjoyed looking at all the photos. I think Mark's parents went years ago for a tennis groups trip.

Sharon said...

Norfolk island is on my bucket list too Christine...