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Lifou, New Caledonia
After the gorgeous Pacific Jewel departed from Noumea early in the evening we headed for Lifou which is a part of the Loyalty Islands which make up New Caledonia. It is home to one of the most diverse landscapes in the South Pacific and has a wonderful white beach at its forefront with coral reefs located right beneath you on shore. Marine life decorates the water and it is a great spot for snorkeling and diving.
After a rough nights sleep we ...
Up early but a very leisurely start to the day. Our first view of Lifou from the balcony was one of beaches and lush green tropical stuff. The water was a number of shades of stunning blue. After breakfast in our cabin we left Dad to it and headed for the tender. We hit the island about 08:30 and it was already nice and warm. Lots of locals offering to bead our hair until they saw under my hat. Then they offered massages instead. We turned left at the carpark ...
Friday 6 June, Day 12.
We are at Lifou Island, part of the Loyalty Islands of New Caledonia, which is a "Compartement" of France. Alan & Jo have gone ashore for a tour, but we didn't see anything that appealed to us so we are staying put and enjoying the sunshine next to the ...
... to 100 people only.
We wandered back to the other side of the island and came across some locals selling beer for $3.50 per can! Well we had to have a couple of those, as alcohol on the ship can be quite expensive! So after yet another swim and snorkel, we kicked off our shoes, popped on the sunnies and simply laid back on that glorious white coral beach and had a drink or two of the local ale "Number One". Yet another perfect day!
... and that is where we first met:
Bennie, " I think I’ll have chicken for lunch."
Sofe, "You’re having a sandwich."
Bennie, " I think I’ll have a sandwich for lunch."
Cook, " Rye bread, sir?"
Bennie, to Sofe, " Do I like rye bread?"
Bennie, " Rye bread, please."
Cook, " You want cheese on that?"
Bennie to Sofe, "Do I like ...