An derelict boat lies next to the ruins of a convict building within the precinct of the Norfolk Island Museum.
The Norfolk Island Pine, native to Norfolk Island, grows tall and straight. When Captain James Cook sailed past in 1774 in HMS Resolution, he thought the trees would be an excellent source of masts for sailing ships. Later, when the island was settled as a convict prison, it was discovered that the trees grew too fast in the warm, wet climate and the timber was not strong enough for this use. The symmetry of these majestic plants makes them perfect as ornamental trees and often only one is needed to make a statement.
These photos were taken on Norfolk Island.
On a windy day the late afternoon sun and the salt haze combine to blur the horizon and it’s difficult to see where the Pacific Ocean meets the sky off the coast of Norfolk Island.
Anson Bay is a small and secluded beach on Norfolk Island. From above it looks serene and untouched.
Halfway down the steep track the view begins to open up,
and at sea level the beauty of this isolated place is revealed.
All that is left after some time of reflection and wonder is a trail of footprints.