Friday, May 03, 2013

Norfolk Island Day 3 through Day 4

We've arrived at the last day and a half of our time on beautiful Norfolk Island. Monday (the Day 3) was our last full day on the island and it was ACTION PACKED, if by action packed I mean I was bored for some of it.

So I don't know if I've ever mentioned this but Inspector Climate plays golf and he used to play golf a lot. Like every day while he was in high school and university. I do not play golf. In fact, I think golf is...I'm going to just say it...boring. However, I love Inspector Climate so when he wanted to play golf I said I'd walk around the golf course with him. I took a lot of pictures to stave off boredom.




You know during the Australian OPen when they put the tennis ball right in the foreground? Well, this is my interpretation of that:


After golf, we took a swim and then had a picnic lunch by the water. Divine. Then, we went and checked out some of the ruins, and my camera took this very very blurry photo of us. Fantastic.


We then drove up to the second tallest peak on (at a staggering 320 metres) Here were 180 degree view in photographs. Although they're mostly sky. I could not help it!






That night we had booked a "Progressive Dinner" tour through Pine Tree tours. The tour brings you to three Norfolk Islander homes and they cook you a dinner from local produce grown on the island. This was an expensive tour (for the two of it cost more than the food for the rest of the trip), and honestly it wasn't worth it. First of all, we were, again, on a tour with people who were at least twice our age if not more. This gets particularly awkward when both you and your husband's jobs (or lack there of) revolve around climate change. See,  these retirees just could not grasp what we do. And since they are retired and weren't volunteering much information about they do/did it was just ... strange.

At one point during the main course, the man sitting next to me who unfortunately was very hard of hearing and could barely hear me speak, said "I don't want to start a fight with you, but...I really don't think Australia should be growing rice."

Um, what?

I told him that I completely agreed and he looked kind of smug and proud of himself.

Another man liked to just talk to Inspector Climate about me (even though I was right there).

"So what does the Missus do?" "What does the boss, there, think about that?" This made us both uncomfortable.

But the bigger problem wasn't that the company was a bit awkward, it was that the food wasn't that amazing. The food was good, and they catered for me - the gluten free vegetarian - which I greatly appreciated. But it wasn't worth the hefty price tag. I was pretty disappointed.

This is the last picture I took while we were in Norfolk Island. It was on our last day as we drove around the island looking for a pottery shop (we found it!) and checked out of our hotel and gave our rental car back.


So that wraps up our trip to Norfolk Island. What do you say that us young chickens take over the island with a big blogger meet up?

31 comments:

  1. I'm in! I don't want to know how much it would cost me to get there but let's make it happen!!

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  2. Sounds like you had a fun time. It sounds like it could be fun!

    xo Mary Jo

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  3. The weather looks crystal clear! Amazing! But I do understand your frustration with food when traveling. Being a (fussy) vegetarian, I struggle as well. The only places I did not, was Indian and Mauritius. Oh and when we do a self catering holiday locally in RSA.

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  4. I'm glad you survived the tour. How beautiful are these pictures! Oh, there was snow on the ground here yesterday. Thankfully, it melted. Hopefully, it didn't freeze last night. We put buckets over the tomato plants.

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  5. omg i love the pictures! looks so tranquil and serene!

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  6. Bummer about the tour! I've wanted to do a couple of things like that in town but we haven't for concern of a similar outcome. Still, you gotta try it at least once, so maybe I can talk Gav into attending the next event like that at home.

    At least you had the stunning views for the entire holiday!

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  7. These pictures are amazing. I think I would definitely be okay with a little vacation to Norfolk Island.
    And I'm 100% with you on the golf thing. I have tried playing before and I sucked, but it's definitely no fun to watch other ppl play, either!

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  8. Oh man, I agree, golf is totally boring! But I'm glad Inspector had fun. And the pics are gorgeous, so at least you were able to keep yourself entertained that way. :-)

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  9. I like that you spent time taking beautiful photos while he's playing. That dinner is pretty awkward, sorry but I couldn't help chuckling reading it. Have a great weekend :)

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  10. A blogger meet up there would be AMAZING!!

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  11. Beautiful photos, that looks like a nice holidays, besides the elder company. I've just read all your posts about your holidays in Norfolk island and it sounds great, interesting place. I especially like it's policy on not importing goods hey produce locally.

    Thanks for commenting on my blog, much appreciated!

    Have a wonderful weekend, Deidre!

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  12. So beautiful! I wish I had any scenery like this close-by!

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  13. Ooh, your time at Norfolk Island sounds heavenly {bizarre unexpected dinner guests aside}. :)

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  14. I am so envious of all your amazing travels :)

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  15. wow- i would totally love to visit.

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  16. sounds like you had a lovely time! the view is amazing! make the most out of your journey :)

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  17. Hello! I think a group of young chicken bloggers coming to Norfolk Island is AN EXCELLENT IDEA! I am a young chicken blogger who LIVES on the island.
    I will even give you the locals tour and show you all our real secret places that you wouldn't find on a tourist bus of retirees.
    Let me know if I can organise anything from this end, I have ALL the contacts. Bloggers rule :)
    Email me if you need anything from Info to group bookings.
    norfolkislandphotos@gmail.com
    xx Cristina
    http://norfolkheavenonearth.blogspot.com

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  18. I would love you to see another friends blog about living on Norfolk Island. Hers is really beautiful.
    http://norfolkexposure.blogspot.com

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  19. Too bad. I get the feeling this could have been a much better trip. I took one similar in England. It was supposed to be a bicycling tour and we accidentally got booked on a busload of geriatric restaraunt hoppers. Then our tour guide got killed! By the bus! Its on the blog (Hokey Pokey reference).eek! Anyhoo...thanks for stopping by the blog I am going to explore the rest of yours now. I have to say the photos are fabulous! And youre a great writer even if you cant pick a vacation ! lol

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    1. We actually loved our vacation to Norfolk Island, and I'd recommend anyone to go - just maybe skip the progressive dinner :)

      Your bicycling tour sounds scarring!

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  20. Rest, relaxation, beautiful photos, adventure, and a little oddity thrown in for good measure . . . sounds like the perfect holiday to me! :)

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  21. What a beautiful place to golf!

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  22. That second image is so beautiful! What a view! The progressive dinner sounds like a really fun and interesting idea!

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  23. What a gorgeous place to play golf at! I love your beautiful pictures. Simply lovely and sounds like you're having good times. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. Sounds good to me!! I will be there! My goodness is it just beautiful there! I would be snapping photos of that sky too!!!

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  25. that rice comment is so strange haha

    but ya, i find golf very boring too - but that course is so gorgeous I think I could bear it, too :)

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  26. This is so beautiful! And I completely agree with your golf views:)

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  27. Wow, our husbands would love to play golf in such a beautiful place! Glad you guys had fun!!

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  28. Wow, what a gorgeous place to play golf!!! :-)

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  29. Just gorgeous. i will never get over how blue and beautiful the sky is.

    I think golf is boring, too!

    XO lourdes

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