PhotoFriday – Remembering Norfolk Island

Remembering Norfolk Island

It’s 25 degrees below outside. Last time it was that cold, the kids and I took off for Oceania for half a year. 6 years ago, that was. We lived in Devonport in New Zealand and island-hopped quite a bit in the Pacific. I’m remembering Norfolk Island (capital: Burnt Pine), once Britain’s worst penal colony – today home of the descendants of the Bounty-mutineers. Beautiful, isn’t it?

7 Responses to “PhotoFriday – Remembering Norfolk Island”

  1. Erich 15 January 2010 2220 #

    Great photo. What a beautiful place!

  2. Marie 16 January 2010 0013 #

    Hello Anne-Sophie,

    this does indeed look a beautiful place. Where is this Norfolk Island?

  3. Kim 20 January 2010 1817 #

    Absolutely gorgeous. I have never heard of this place. Where is it?

  4. Anne-Sophie 22 January 2010 1515 #

    Thanks for the comments. Norfolk Island is very beautiful indeed. It’s in the Pacific, a couple of hours from Australia’s east coast, or 1 1/2 hours from Auckland in New Zealand.

    It’s a self-governing Australian territory but some locals claim it’s independent. Whatever the formal status, it has a fascinating history, first as a British penal colony (the worst of the lot), then as home to the descendants of the mutineers from the Bounty when Pitcairn became too small.

    I could go on and on about Norfolk Island. I did an article on it for a New Zealand newspaper back when we were there (in 2003) and a short Trazzler trip. Maybe I should do a more comprehensive destination piece on it…

  5. Michael Lynch 29 January 2010 1149 #

    Great shot and had to Stumble/Digg and Ping so we get more viewers.

    Cheers,
    Mike

  6. Mary 4 April 2012 0043 #

    What an amazing picture! I love that this one shot captured the land, sea, and sky and all so very clearly. Would love to visit this place sometime!
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    • Anne-Sophie Redisch
      Anne-Sophie Redisch 4 April 2012 1149 #

      Thanks, Mary. Norfolk Island is one of my favourite places. Only trouble is, it’s so far away…

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