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Norfolk Island

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Norfolk 9th

Friday, 10 Nov 2023 | Views [25]

Every great traveller, no matter how many places they've travelled, has their sweet spot. For some travellers it may be a waterfall in Hawaii, the historical sites of Rome, getting lost in the crowds of New York City, the nature of the Rocky Mountains, ... Read more >

Until We Meet Again...

Tuesday, 15 Jun 2021 | Views [158]

Sad I am today. Eight times I've been to Norfolk Island, and for the 8th time, I'm leaving the place I love most. Eight trips I've been to the Bounteous Isle, and eight times I've had a beaming smile during my journey.  Shout-outs go out to many ... Read more >

Bounty Day II

Tuesday, 8 Jun 2021 | Views [326]

Happy Bounty Day!! Today is the 165th anniversary of the Pitcairn Islanders landing on Norfolk Island. On 8 June, 1856, 193 settlers arrived on the Morayshire and landed on an island where two convict settlements were once formed. The islanders landed ... Read more >

Erratic Weather

Sunday, 6 Jun 2021 | Views [175]

The weather has been erratic for the past day or two but it hasn't stopped me from taking Norfolk Island by storm (no pun intended). One minute it's sunny and a few minutes later it's bucketing down as the winds thrash. After broken sleep last night ... Read more >

Norfolk Island 8th

Friday, 4 Jun 2021 | Views [208]

For the 8th time I've returned to my happy place: Norfolk Island that is! COVID-19 has thoroughly wreaked havoc of practically all my travel plans both this year and last year. The last time I was on a plane was when I flew back from Thailand last year, ... Read more >

Emily Bay in Colour

Sunday, 12 Jan 2020 | Views [528] | Comments [1]

From Anson Bay to Emily Bay, It's my final full day on Norfolk Island. The colour was magical today. I slept in reasonably late after walking all the way home last night. Several days ago I met a Fijian lady named Jipa when she offered me a lift home.... Read more >

Screaming for Rain

Tuesday, 7 Jan 2020 | Views [307]

Norfolk Island is so dry at the moment I can hardly recognize it. The grass is brown practically everywhere and I get painful thorns in my feet when I walk barefoot. This morning would bring some cooler temperatures and grey skies. As I called into the ... Read more >

Norfolk Lucky 7

Sunday, 5 Jan 2020 | Views [371]

To the "duchess of my travels" I've returned, the same way MacArthur vowed to return to the Philippines. Every time, before I leave Norfolk, I utter MacArthur's famous words. Every time, I've returned to where I love most. Coming to Norfolk is always ... Read more >

Unloading Ship and Emily Bay

Monday, 3 Jun 2019 | Views [305]

More adventures with Juliett took place today. It's my final full day on my latest adventure on "the Rock" as many locals call it. Norfolk is so dependent on the ship that things can be out of stock for weeks at a time. I've never seen the shelves of ... Read more >

Over Crystal Pools

Sunday, 2 Jun 2019 | Views [616]

Norfolk Island has a million beautiful spots, but Crystal Pools is one of my absolute favourites. With Juliett I'd make it out that way today but first it was market today. After a coffee I hitched into town with a girl who recently moved here from King ... Read more >

Above the Bounteous Isle, Juliett Soars...

Thursday, 30 May 2019 | Views [324]

On Norfolk Island, I'm always awake early. The pure air, plentiful sunshine, and wind rustling through the Norfolk pines make it too alluring to sleep in until 11 AM. As I smeared some local avocado onto my toast and sipped my coffee, I kept hoping, ... Read more >

The Duchess of My Travels

Tuesday, 28 May 2019 | Views [356]

A couple of weeks ago, feeling like LeBron or Steph Curry I, from Adelaide, fired a long-distance 3 pointer in the direction of Norfolk Island, hoping for nothing but net. In the week of launching that shot, I had some frustrating waits with my thumb ... Read more >

Flying Ultralight

Saturday, 11 Jun 2016 | Views [1536]

Sadly, it’s my final full day in Norfolk. Happily, I made the most of this gorgeous day full of sunrises, photos, pizzas, wine, comedy and…an ultralight flight! Awake at 4:30 AM I was to see a magical Norfolk Island sunrise. With the light ... Read more >

Bounty Day

Wednesday, 8 Jun 2016 | Views [2060]

A bounteous Bounty Day it was full of bounteous activities, marches, and wetls (food). Ensuring I was up early I had my camera ready with my batteries charged. For brekkie I had a cuppa and some toast smeared with avocado and then I was out the door ... Read more >

Staying with Locals

Monday, 6 Jun 2016 | Views [689]

Did the weather turn foul or what today? I reckon “foul” is a gross understatement because the wind has acted as a battering ram; bad enough that the Sydney flight was cancelled today. It was the sort of day where you sit warm by the fire, ... Read more >

Five in Five on Five

Sunday, 5 Jun 2016 | Views [940]

Yesterday morning I left Brisbane in the eye of a nasty storm, and the flight was very turbulent. Touching down on Norfolk I had a sense of euphoria that I can stand atop the old hospital, stretch out my hand comfortably, and scream “I’ve ... Read more >

Thank-you Letter

Friday, 11 Mar 2016 | Views [985]

Dear Norfolk Island, You are a place I love like no other! I've said it a million times and can never say it enough. Sadly I'm leaving today, and I would like to write a thank-you letter to you, my friends, and my fellow Nuffkas. You have touched ... Read more >

Baking at the Minischool

Tuesday, 8 Mar 2016 | Views [565]

I’ve worked my magic in many ways on Norfolk Island, with my photography skills all round, motivational skills at the school, speaking skills on Radio Norfolk, and cooking skills with my various friends, among other things. Today I’d take ... Read more >

Ai Gwen Naawi

Saturday, 5 Mar 2016 | Views [573]

Wutawieh yorlyi! Tork Norf’k? Cam look orn. Ai gwen naawi on Sae'di. Yesterday I went swimming for the first time on Norf'k Ailen, and I'm going morla. My previous three visits have been in August (twice) and in May. Too cold for swimming! Alison ... Read more >

BBQs & Photoshoots at Emily Bay

Thursday, 3 Mar 2016 | Views [1305]

Alison has been on Norfolk for three nights already and she's hardly seen a thing other than Mt. Pitt and several cafes in town. We had a blast at the Jolly Roger last night, and it was nice to see Alison smile. Still having to get the bank matter sorted ... Read more >

Norfolk Island Leap

Monday, 29 Feb 2016 | Views [683]

Today is Leap Day and I'm leaping to Norfolk Island for the fourth time round! This time with something I've waited many years to experience: an overseas journey with a friend, family member, or partner in tow. Alison is with me today on the "Rock" after ... Read more >

Tags: friends, islands

Only on Norfolk

Sunday, 6 Sep 2015 | Views [705]

Up extra early I was again. Except for my first day I've been up far earlier than normal because I want to make the most of each day. Sadly I'm leaving Norfolk Island for the third time today. The only places I've ever left crying are Norfolk Island ... Read more >

Radio Norfolk Interview III

Friday, 4 Sep 2015 | Views [804]

Three times on Norfolk and three radio interviews. Not bad, eh? Like always I was up early. You can't spend only a week somewhere and sleep in until noon. A cuppa is always good with toast and avocado. After three days of gorgeous weather, it would turn ... Read more >

Tags: interviews, islands

Caching, Sweat, and Tears

Tuesday, 1 Sep 2015 | Views [688]

Roosters woke me early. It was a good thing because I wanted to be up early and go geocaching. 36 geocaches on a small island doesn’t sound like many but it’s quite a few, and I’ve barely found half of them after today. It was still ... Read more >

Storm on a Bicycle

Monday, 31 Aug 2015 | Views [649]

The rain came down like thunder on the tin roof this morning, so much I woke up at one point and nearly had a heart attack. At 9 AM I knew this rain wouldn’t be going anywhere for the better part of the day so I decided to go about my business ... Read more >

Third Time Lucky

Sunday, 30 Aug 2015 | Views [748]

If Norfolk Island were a lady, I would have placed a ring on her finger a long time ago! As the Airbus 320 swooped in straight from the sea and sky we flew in from a different direction. I’m so used to seeing Phillip and Nepean Islands first though ... Read more >

Green Parrots

Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | Views [990]

Joel Christian would take me out today on a volunteer project. The Norfolk Island green parrot is one of the world’s rarest birds, and only found on Norfolk Island. We set out early for a monthly check of 23 green parrot nesting sites. These are ... Read more >

The Ship Unloads!

Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | Views [4512] | Comments [1]

Imagine a V-dub being unloaded onto a rowboat, let alone a 22-seater bus. You dream of a bus being unloaded onto a platform being floated ashore on two rowboats tied together. On Norfolk Island however, this is no dream, it’s reality. This is how ... Read more >

A Norfolk Sunday

Sunday, 24 Aug 2014 | Views [719]

As in most places, Sunday is Norfolk’s quietest day. It’s not as quiet as Sundays on many other Pacific Islands; there’s the weekly flight from Auckland, the Sunday market, and people are out and about catching up and going to the beach.... Read more >

National Park in "Norfolk Shoes"

Saturday, 23 Aug 2014 | Views [1189]

As I worked at Bindi’s grandmother’s house this morning I picked out a beautiful hibiscus for Racheal. It was nippy, windy, and chilly this morning as I moved around various potted plants and raked dead plant matter. The garden is really ... Read more >

Se Yorlye Suun

Sunday, 18 May 2014 | Views [1419] | Comments [3]

As I packed my stuff early, I was fighting back tears a bit; I knew that getting on the plane and leaving Norfolk would be extremely difficult. Cleaning the suite as much as possible I washed every dish, gave the kitchen a good wipedown and got rid of ... Read more >

On Air

Friday, 16 May 2014 | Views [1274]

Today was another action-packed and activity-filled day on Norfolk Island. I was on air today with Norfolk Island Radio to discuss my book, my travels, and Fearless Journey . This morning I was awake early but slowly as I made some tea and ate a couple ... Read more >


Thursday, 15 May 2014 | Views [1246]

How many places do you know of with only one school, one roundabout, one ATM, and one street light? There aren’t many, and Norfolk is one of the few. This special little island has greatly exceeded my expectations and this has to be one of the ... Read more >

Motivation and cocktails

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | Views [876]

Today I got to take two of my talents and use them on the same day (though not at the same time). In fact, I used a multitude of talents. There’s a subtle humming sound whenever I have a shower and the breeze blows gently between the pines. This ... Read more >

Sharing my passion and my story

Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | Views [733]

What a day! Wutawieh! What a day! Stories and my passion were the story of my day on Norf’k Ailen. There’s a deep reason I’m here; that’s why the airfare was so inexpensive. This morning I was awake early after another bizarre ... Read more >

Cycling & Yoga, Norfolk-style

Monday, 12 May 2014 | Views [1609]

Wutawieh you! Awake early this morning I was, after a dream that I got into a large argument with Craig (about the last person to argue with anybody!). After I already made my morning cuppa and smeared some cherry guava jam on some bread, Nicki showed ... Read more >

Photos: Norfolk Island

Sunday, 11 May 2014 | Photo Gallery

One street light, one ATM, one roundabout, and one school. Nine times I've been to Norfolk Island, and I fall in love more each time.
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Wutawieh, Norf'k Ailen

Sunday, 11 May 2014 | Views [2259]

That’s how you say it! And spell it. “Wutawieh” I greeted the customs officials as I stepped into one of the most surreal places I’ve ever set foot upon. My passport was stamped with a special one; even though Norfolk is technically ... Read more >

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