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My wonderful holiday on Norfolk Island quickly came to an end and all too soon it was time for the return to Perth, via Brisbane. Norfolk Island is a beautiful destination where friendly people welcome visitors and I hope to be able to return one day. This homeward journey is the final album in the series covering my holiday on Norfolk Island and I thank all those viewers who have followed my travels through my photos.

Date(s): June 2008. Album by gladysclancy. Photos by Gladys. 1 - 68 of 68 Total. 10595 Visits.
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6:05 am at Norfolk Island Airport
Arriving in darkness at Norfolk Island Airport, 21 June 2008.

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Norfolk Island Airport at 6:05 am

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Entrance to the Airport

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Norfolk Island Airport

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Waiting in the Passenger Terminal
Norfolk Island Airport.

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Dawn at 7:03 am
Norfolkair preparing for our flight to Brisbane.

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Royal Australian Airforce Plane on Tarmac

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Pastel Sunrise at 7:20 am

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Royal Australian Airforce Plane

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Norfolk Island Pines at Sunrise

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Walking to the Plane at 7:38 am
Boeing 737-200, operated by OzJet on behalf of Norfolkair.

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Sunrise Clouds beyond Norfolk Island Pines

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Norfolk Island Airport from the Tarmac

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Boarding Norfolkair at 7:39 am
21 June 2008.

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Take-off through the Mist at 8:00 am

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Goodbye Norfolk Island!

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Climbing through the Clouds

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Above the Clouds

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Pacific Ocean and Clouds below

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Specks of Cloud over Pacific Ocean

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Clouds ressemble a Snowfield at 8:58 am

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Cloud Masses at 32,000 ft

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Above the bed of Clouds

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Cloud fields below the Wing

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Cloud Formations

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An Island Below at 10:28 am

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Moreton Island off the Queensland Coast
10:30 am Norfolk Island Time or 9:00 am Eastern Standard Time.

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Coastline of Moreton Island

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Moreton Island below

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Moreton Island

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Island below

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Approaching Australian Mainland

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Queensland Coastline

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Descending to Land

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Runway at Brisbane Airport

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Brisbane Airport Runway

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Qantas Planes

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Brisbane International Airport

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Brisbane International Airport

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Passing Japan Airlines on next Runway

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Qantas 747 at Terminal

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Pacific Blue on the Tarmac

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Passing a Jetstar

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Landed next to OzJet
9:11 am Eastern Standard Time after putting watches back 1.5 hours. Flying time of 2 hours 41 minutes from Norfolk Island.

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Outside Brisbane International Airport
Finally in the street at 10:58 am EST after 1 hour 47 mins inside the Airport.

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The Big Disappointment!
These 6 photos taken outside Brisbane International Airport illustrate all we saw of Brisbane. What was supposed to be a half-day tour of Brisbane ended up being a few minutes in the carpark.

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Overhead Railway
Someone asked why I photographed this, well I knew I wasn't going to see much more of Brisbane.

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Train passes Overhead
We couldn't even have a train ride to the Domestic Terminal.

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Passengers leaving Airport
I booked and paid for a 9-day holiday which included a half-day tour of Brisbane. In hindsight it would have been better to have chosen the cheaper option of an 8-day tour and I would have seen just as much.

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Our Fate is Decided
There will be no tour of Brisbane and we will board the chartered Bus for the 5 min trip to the Domestic Terminal.

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Brisbane Domestic Airport
The windows on the chartered Bus were so heavily tinted that even a few pics through the window en route were impossible.

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Approaching the Domestic Terminal
For the flight from Brisbane to Perth.

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Flowers at Brisbane Domestic Airport

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Flowers at Brisbane Domestic Airport

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Brisbane Domestic Airport
Entering the Terminal at 11:19 am, only to find that the Perth flight has been delayed and now will not depart until 14:10 pm at gate 22.

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Through the Terminal Window
Australia Post mail waiting to be loaded onto a plane at 12:39 pm.

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Unloading the Plane
At 12:42 pm the Qantas plane is being unloaded.

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Catering Supplies being Loaded
At 12:43 pm the catering supplies are being loaded in readiness for the flight to Perth.

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Qantas 'City of Rockhampton'
Boeing 767-300 being prepared for flight to Perth.

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Qantas 'City of Rockhampton'
Finally ready for the flight from Brisbane to Perth.

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Lift-off from Brisbane 14:44 pm
City of Brisbane below. Estimated flying time 4 hours 50 minutes.

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Approaching Perth near Sundown
The white streak is a plume of smoke.

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Descending to Perth

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Setting Sun touches the Darling Scarp

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Perth below the Wing

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Sunset Glow on Silos
Smoke plume behind silos.

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Sunset Landing at Perth

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Touch-down at Perth Airport
Landing at 17:12 pm Western Standard Time after a 3,759 km flight. Home is another hour by car and then the warmest welcome imaginable from my two dogs.

 
   
 
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