As I mentioned earlier, shopping for food on Norfolk Island is not for the faint hearted. Don't get me wrong, there is food to be had, you just need a bank loan before you go shopping. It's the price you pay for living on an island! There is one large and one smaller supermarket and just about every other business has some sort of food for sale. Even dress shops have a little stall out the front selling home grown and homemade produce. The most sort after groceries are of course fresh fruit and vegetables.
|We were super excited to buy a bunch of silverbeet|
Everything that comes into Norfolk Island, comes in by boat, they have been unloading all cargo, in the same manner since habitation began
|The cargo ship, which comes from New Zealand, at anchor, out at sea, is met by a lighter being towed by a motor boat. There are two sets of these boats and while one is being loaded the other is at the jetty being unloaded|
|A lighter being towed by a motor boat|
|Unloading another lighter|
|A net bag, with the cargo in it, is hoisted from the lighter to the jetty|
|The crane bringing cargo in to the waiting forklift. There are generations of men that have done this dangerous and hard work. The weather is precarious and the seas can be extremely rough|
So, tell me, has anyone had a similar experience, in another part of the world?