The Good, the Bad, and the Thank-You's – Lord Howe Island

Island Trader

Here it is, my end of location article. This is where I tell you what was good about Lord Howe Island, what was not-so-good, and who I need to thank for helping me along the way in Lord Howe. I‘ll also provide all of the links to accommodations, restaurants, and activities which were listed in […]

Lord Howe I'll Miss You

Tidepools

This morning I head over to the museum and order up a coffee and spinach and cheese wrap from the coral Cafe with the intent of publishing a story. When I sign on to the Very Expensive WiFi (VEW) of Lord Howe Island, I’m shown that I have 70kb left. It should be plenty to […]

Fore!

Golfing

It’s a bit of a lazy morning and, when the afternoon arrives, Farmer Jane and I venture out to enjoy some of the fresh air of Lord Howe Island. We head off on the easy Transit Hill hike which takes us through the jungle (yet actually on a trail and not through the jungle where […]

Kids Say the Darndest Things

Weeds

After the lovely glass-bottom boat tour of this morning, the afternoon is spent sitting on the porch, chatting with Farmer Jane and writing, while enjoying the intermittent rain showers. The evening is spent chatting, drinking wine, and eating pizza. (Kongy goes to pick up the pizza as there’s no pizza delivery on the island.) This […]

Lord Howe Island From Land and Sea

Glass Bottom Boat

This morning I awake, hop in the shower (it’s one of the few places I’m warm), and head out through the trees to stand on Lagoon Road and wait for Peter, from Chase ‘n’ Thyme Tours, to pick me up. Though not originally an islander, Peter is married to a Thompson girl, a descendant of […]

Farmer Jane and Kongy

View point

It’s always strange seeing someone you’ve known in one set of surroundings, in a completely different scenario. As I mentioned I know Kira from my time onboard Disney Cruise Line, when we both wore white adjustable pants and gold stripes on our shoulders. This week I’m getting to see her in jeans, Uggs and an […]

Past Residents and Present Life

Dentis

Just after 2:00pm my 29-seater plane approaches Lord Howe Island (LHI). I know this because the folks on the right-side of the plane are clearly entranced by something they’re seeing and, unless it’s that Twilight Zone episode with the crazy man walking along the wing of the airplane, I think we’re approaching LHI. I get […]

Lord Howe Did I Get Here?

Air Plane

Wake up! It’s 3:40am and I’m up. Weren’t you supposed to provide the wake-up call? Luckily I had the iPhone as back-up. I’m actually ready on time which means I’ve most likely left something behind. Fine, I can’t find one of the locks for my suitcase nor can I find my carabiner,  a handy clip-thing […]

Lord Howe Did You Choose This?

Lord Howe Island

Here we go! Voting is closed and we have a winner. It was a close race between the Cook Islands and Lord Howe Island. The leader kept changing and you kept me in suspense until the end but, by a small margin, Lord Howe has lived up to its Lordship title and snatched victory from […]