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Sunday 12th October Day 7 Dravuni Island, Fiji
This is the first stop that we are looking forward to, and we’re not disappointed from what we can see from the ship. Dravuni is a very small island at the northern end of the Kadavu Group (the main group of islands we didn’t visit in 2003, as we ran out of time, and they were hard to get to), and is south of Suva, which is on Fiji’s principal island, Viti Levu. Dravuni has a population of about ...
... litre, grab our luggage and wait for our bus to the airport. We wait for our plane to arrive from Brisbane – interesting to see kids on their own, probably coming home for the school holidays. So on board we go, waving goodbye to beautiful Norfolk Island hoping that one day we will return.
A good flight back to Brisbane where we get back to our caravan in Simon & Michelle’s front ...
... with a small digger on board came to grief - the wheel came off the trailer. So after unloading the digger, the only thing to do was to pick up the trailer and move it off the street! (See pics). All this took no more than 5 minutes and all was back to normal. Could only happen on Norfolk Island.
Another trip up Mt Pitt (takes 5 minutes at the most) to have our ...
Thursday morning, a beautiful day. Norfolk Island has one cemetery, located at Kingston, on the shores of the aptly named Cemetery Bay. Burials have taken place here from the period of the first settlement to the present day. We spent hours studying the headstones that record convict revolts, the lifestyle and causes of death including women and children. The Pitcairn section has the graves of those who settled here in 1856. This must be one of the most ...
... their Polynesian wives were thrown together on Pitcairn. they took elements from one another's languages to develop a new one. They brought this amalgam of 18th century English and Polynesian with them when they migrated to Norfolk Island in 1856. To this day, when they are amongst themselves, they use this language, now called simply 'Norfuk'. Here are some examples -
Bussup - Broken in pieces
Car-do - No Good