Travel Blogs from Noumea
... people are show offs. If they see that you have a
boat, they will buy a bigger boat even if they don`t use it that
much!`` he continued.
Fernando continued driving, following the main road that winds around the
mountains and valleys. We stopped at Quen Toro Park for the best
look-out over the city. From there we could see the Anse Vata beach
below us. There was a big gun emplacement that was used during the
... to the cinema and watch Turbo. If you haven’t heard about it, forget I mentioned it. On the way back from the cinema, we stop in the park and play petanque with coconuts. Lots of fun! After some shopping we drive north of Nouméa to Bourail. The roads are good and we get there in 2 hours. We find a bungalow by the beach and that suits us. Nina and I go shopping and check the area. It’s lovely here, peaceful with only the sound of the waves crashing on the ...
... so-called “bagne”, a now extinct prison, in the late 19th century. Like Australia, many of the original inhabitants are descendant from prisoners that France wanted out of its territory. Of course, the local caledoches state inevitably that they come from the prison wardens rather than the prisoners, making the prison one of the most highly secured of all time.
Our first stops were to meet ...
... Cultural Centre I have no idea. I notice they are now offering an afternoon tour there. It's a new company and they are learning fast. Their customer service (from Gennie) is amazing and Alfred her husband is a gem!
We dropped another couple back in town and then Alfred took us to Le Miretti Gascon, Noumea's oldest bistro.
Our initial greeting was anything but cordial. "No, your booking is not for 6. Come back ...
... the brunt of the storm front and spend another day at sea in the uncomfortable conditions.
Hey it 's only money, we are going for it, after all who dares wins right, so we choose the motor sailing at 8 to 10 knots approach for a day or so. Until we get the 25 knot winds and then we sail as fast as we can and watch the radar for those nasty 30 to 35 knot squalls and the 3 to 4 metre swell with foaming white heads to arrive. Are we having fun ...