A beautiful White Tern (Gygis alba) sits on an egg in a notch in the branch of a Norfolk Island Pine tree behind Lagoon Beach on Lord Howe Island, Australia. These birds build no nest, but lay their eggs on bare branches.

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Lord Howe Island Museum

Lord Howe Island

At what passes on Lord Howe for a major road junction, this museum has an interesting if somewhat random display on local history, taking in whaling, wars and the flying-boat service, and an engaging, more modern room on the local environment and conservation efforts, presented with flair. There's also a souvenir shop and a tourist-information desk. Donations are appreciated.

Great wi-fi strength, too.

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