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My little orange hire car may have matched the tropical terracotta earth of south New Caledonia, but it was no match for it. Deep red escarpments leading into ditches on one side or sheer drops the other, pot holes to the shin and loose gravel margins. I'd wanted to visit a deserted penal colony at Prony but I chickened out and sent my little Micra into a wheelspinning 3 point turn to get back to a tarmacked road. With my ipod connected I indulged myself in my 80s playlist but ...
... district of
Fauborg Blanchot, Quen Toro lookout point, Anse Vata beach, and Lemon
Bay to Coconut Square.
We met our guide, Fernando and eight (8) of us jumped into his van. We
agreed to pay US$20 per person for a three hour Island tour.
Fernando drove us from the expansive waterfront that changed considerably
after a ten minute drive. With
a string of bays and beaches stretching along a ...
... Société Le Nickel in 1876 mining began in earnest. The French imported labourers to work in the mines, first from neighbouring islands, then from Japan, the Dutch East Indies and French Indo-China. The French government also attempted to encourage European immigration, without much success.
The indigenous population was excluded from the French economy, even as workers in the mines, and they were ultimately confined to reservations. This ...
... The corals are quite nice, different and there are some small fish. It’s a nice swim. Ioan kayaks most of the time. Lewys and Nina jump off the boat and snorkel. They’re all finding their favorite water activities. The following day, after homework in the morning, we take a mini-bus to Hideaway island on the edge of town. It’s a busy island with a coral beach, no sand. The kids don’t mind and find ways to entertain themselves. We manage to get them ...
... 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 ...