Ulladulla Evening VIEW Club members and friends were treated to a slide showing of Sue McMahons trip to Norfolk Island for the Garden Club convention in October 2019.
Over three hundred garden enthusiasts spent four days enjoying nine local garden tours, history discussions with actors in period clothing, tours of local historic sites and the museum, dancing, singing, performances by the local children, themed events, and the company of like-minded souls. All in all – a hectic few days!
Sue explained how to tell the age of a Norfolk Island pine by the shape of the branches, how wonderful the bromeliad display was, and how cows have right of way and are almost sacred.
No seeds are taken onto the island and everything is propagated there, with fresh veggies and flowers grown for the local cafe. “The sunsets were magnificent,” Sue said.
It seems Norfolk Island has a bit of everything with exceptional local hospitality and is a shopping paradise.
Apparently, James Cook spent only a few hours on this lovely island as the cliffs were too steep to negotiate and the seas too rough for a port, even today.
Sue was enthralled by the history, amazing flora, Norfolk pines, and the wonderful friendly people, and is keen to return one day.
Thanks to Sue for her informative and entertaining show which made many of us keen to visit such a lovely Island one day as well.
Next Meeting – All Welcome to join us.
The next dinner meeting of Ulladulla Evening VIEW Club will be at 6.00pm for 6.30pm on Wednesday, 8 July 2020 at the Dunn and Lewis Centre, Ulladulla. We welcome visitors, friends and family. Come and join us.
For further information contact our President, Monica Morrison.