Thursday, August 18, 2011

Ah! Norfolk Island

Roslyn, Carole and I have returned from a wonderful week's holiday on Norfolk Island. We stayed at Steele's Point in the Phoebe Adams Cottage at Trade Winds Country Cottages. Our cottage had everything we needed to be comfortable and either stay in or go out every day.

We chose to go out every day even though the weather was so unpredictable - cold, windy, raining, sunny, sun showers, rain squalls, downpours - and sometimes warm. We never left the cottage without our umbrellas. The photo above was taken on our first day there - Ros' scarf tells the 'wind' story that day.



Pancakes for breakky on a sunny morning. We had healthy breakfasts at home every other morning. I swear :)



Mother-of-pearl inlay in the pew ends at St. Barnabas' Chapel



View along the coast from the Captain Cook Memorial in the national park




Coastline in the opposite direction at Captain Cook Memorial




There are several beautiful beaches around the island, but this is the only one we ventured onto. It's the beach at Cemetry Bay




If you look closely, you can see a skull and crossbones at the bottom of this headstone. Convicts who were involved in an uprising had this symbol carved into their headstones when they were buried.




Enjoying the sun, the Norfolk Island pines, the coastline and the Pacific Ocean at Simon's Water on the NE point of the island.

We had a great week, but Ah, it's good to be home. It was nice to be free of the effects of chemo while I was away. Just needed the take a little rest in the afternoon to be able to keep up the pace :)

On Monday I go to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney to have a PET scan and then take the results with me to see the oncologist back here in Wollongong on the same afternoon. So, by Monday night I will know the real story about the state of my tumours and the level of cancer activity.

Will write here again then.

It's Thursday evening on 18 August @ 7.15pm

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