Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Island

Australia has always been on my list of places I  want to visit. What better week to feature this glorious unpretentious  Island than this week? I never really new much about  Island until I started reading about it for this post.
Christmas Island is a dot in the Indian Ocean, located 2600km north-west of Perth, Western Australia. Even though it is an Australian Territory, its closest neighbor is Java, 360km away.

The island is mostly comprised of a national forest and there is not much in the way of commercialism.. It is  known for it's  beautiful Red Crab.This particular species, is the only species in the  world and  exists  only on Christmas Island. It is a surfers dream come true to surf the waters here, and the bone fishing is fantastic.!Bird lover?, there are bird watching tours with so many beautiful birds to see in the forest. The island offers a little bit of something for everyone. From flat bottom boat tours to  snorkeling to hiking. To learn more about the island and the culture go toChristmas Island.

This will be my last post until after the new year, so I may enjoy this time with my family and friends. Until then, I am wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and and Happy New Year!

                                                                          Red Crab

                                                                   Lily Beach

                                                                     Frigate bird

                                                             Hibiscus cottage


Beach Coast Style said...

I remember hearing about this place many years ago and the infestation of the crabs one year and thought what a cool place. Always loved the name. Thanks for the kind reminder! Hope you are having a great holiday.

The enchanted home said...

So wish I could click my heels and be sitting on a beach right minute, looks amazing!

minerva @ real estate park city ut said...

This place is amazing! Australia is absolutely stunning. :)

Completely Coastal said...

I had heard about the crabs too!! Have a wonderful time... and Merry, Merry Christmas!!

Sand and Shells said...

Happy New Year, Linda!!! ...and thanks for following my blog!

Leo said...

Happy New Year Linda!! Hope you have a fabulous happy and healthy new year.

Rose West said...

Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season :)

Calypso In The Country said...

Those photos are amazing! As I am sitting here in VERY cold New Jersey I am dreaming of the beach! Happy New Year to you!