Norfolk break

Not many words today, just far too many photos from our time away. I couldn’t pick which ones to post, so you’re getting the (long) short-list!

We fed the iconic feral chooks. Often. All was good until one of the ducks mistook Hugo’s finger for a snack. We’re still getting lectures about that one.

feeding the chickens Norfolk roosters

Went swimming, but not as often as we would have liked. Norfolk received 269.6mm of rain in December – above the 95th percentile in the climate data. In data collected since 1890, the island has averaged 87.2mm of rain in December.

emily bay

Had fun at the Christmas pageant. Elena and I rode in the Austin (Alice) with my father, and then joined in the festivities at the end.

fun at the parade

Went looking for treasures – blissfully, I got to sleep in during this excursion!

looking for treasure tern

Caught up on sleep.


Played with Christmas presents.


Went horse riding for the first time and lived to tell the tale.


Fell in love with horses. Uh oh.


Watched my father pick bananas the easy way.


Cooed over the cute calves wandering the roads.


Went looking for tropic birds in Alice. The birds nest on the ground underneath Norfolk pine trees – and we keep our distance.

in the austin tropic bird music valley

‘Helped’ Granddad grease and oil the Harley.

greasing the harley

Ate too much.

passionfruit curd cake

Climbed into the hollow tree for our ritual photographs.

Hugo in tree Elena in tree

Got a snap of four generations, all together.


And watched some beautiful sunsets.


It feels like we didn’t get up to much, but the photographs tell a different story. We’re home now and all holiday-ed out, for this year at least.

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3 Responses to Norfolk break

  1. Emgy says:

    You have a beautiful family. It also looks like you had a fabulous time! I can’t believe just how majestic your life looks. Its absolutely magical to view through your photos!

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