It’s – 25° C 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!
PhotoFriday – Remembering Norfolk Island
By Anne-Sophie Redisch|2022-01-23T23:14:55+00:008 January 2010|Australia, Islands, Norfolk Island, Quirky corners, Travel through time, Travel with children|
About the Author: Anne-Sophie Redisch
Wave maker, negotiator, whichever is needed, mum/dad, wanderer, wonderer, writer, dreamer, storyteller. Sings, dances. Searching for the world's curious corners and exploring World Heritage.
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Great photo. What a beautiful place!
this does indeed look a beautiful place. Where is this Norfolk Island?
Absolutely gorgeous. I have never heard of this place. Where is it?
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…
Great shot and had to Stumble/Digg and Ping so we get more viewers.
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!
Thanks, Mary. Norfolk Island is one of my favourite places. Only trouble is, it’s so far away…