Lord Howe Island is an old volcanic island, formed by a 'hot spot' of volcanic activity in much the same way as Hawaii was formed. It's about two and a bit hours by plane from Sydney - and may well be the most 'middle of nowhere' place I have ever been. It also happens to be one of the most remarkable places I have ever been. There will be a reasonable (read 'large') number of Lord Howe Island posts on this blog in the next few weeks!
This is a bit of a map to show you where it is.
|View to Mt. Gower across the lagoon|
|First evening on Lord Howe - cloud over both Mountains|
|Morning over Mt. Lidgbird (LHS) and Mt. Gower (RHS)|
|View of Mountains from Settlement Beach|
|View of Mountains from Malabar Hill|
In case you had not noticed, this is a pretty special place!
You can find more images from around the world at Our World Tuesday.