Posted by: Crazyqstitcher | April 15, 2012

Holiday on Norfolk Island

Along with our daughter, son–law and my DH we spent 10 fabulous days on the island.

We have been promising for about 6 years to visit Mary – of Devon House  fame and finally managed. I’m not linking to Mary’s Blog as she has woeful photos of me there.

What a pleasure it was to meet with her again and see the wonderful island.  Originally a penal settlement for the British it now belongs to the descendants of the Mutiny of the Bounty.

No matter which way you turn there is something to delight the eyes.  The people are so friendly and helpful to all.

We were greeted at the airport by our gracious hosts Mary and her DH Bernie, taken  to our unit and given coffee and cake and later went to their home for a delicious

meal of local fish and vegetables.  The fish was to entice the men to catch their own, which didn’t happen as the weather turned wet and windy, due

to the tail end of the Fijian cyclone.  Not that the weather stopped us touring and it was never cold there.  Showers were intermittent.

I fibbed…. DH caught a 12 inch Parrot fish which he threw back. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We had several meals with Mary, Bernie and family and they were most enjoyable.  It is always

good to meet those whose photos you’ve seen over the years.

Mary’s son hung a whole bunch of green bananas outside our unit and we picked them as they ripened daily.  Such bananas !! I have never tasted

any as wonderful as these.  Sooo fat it took 2 bites to eat across them.  The bunch has been

much reduced.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the view from the unit. Too busy sightseeing to use the pool.

Just a few samples of what we saw.  I’ll try for more later but now it’s time to do catch-up on TAST and my SAL of Indian Shadow work with Anita.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Responses

  1. Ohh what wonderful photos. I’m so glad you had a fabulous time and all enjoyed yourselves. I had to pop over to Mary’s blog and check out the photos of you all. Nice to see you and Catherine still get excited over a pile of glizty fabric…..lol.

    • Catherine, Chicken Scratching never loses it’s appeal.

  2. What a wonderful trip you had! I can’t think of any better combination than friends, family, travel and stitching. I’m thinking that your next venture should be to Northern California. We have LOTS to show you here.

    • Sounds like a great idea Gayle.

  3. Looks a lovely place where you stayed Maureen and I love parrot fish – so colourful 🙂

  4. So good to have a glimpse of your holiday!

  5. Thanks Barbara and JoWynn, I’ll send you both some photos soon.


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