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."
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?