Hotel Le Stanley Noumea
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... the dance floor, not sure what hubby was doing wrong, but his wife stormed off one way, and he stormed off the other. (I would have done the same with my partner (Liz) but she had me in a death grip!!) Special credits go to Deb and Nic, who managed to look graceful and as if they knew what they were doing. Liz and I, not so much. All these dance lessons have made me realise one thing.... I would have made an excellent Oompa ...
... Maybe I will find someone who can alter it a bit, or maybe I'll wear it in the house. Later that day I flew from Luganville to Port Vila and stayed there a night, in a resort which was actually cheaper than my first motel in Vila. The next day I flew to Noumea, the capital of New Caledonia, a countrt I first heard of in February! I arrived very late, I got to my hostel, Auberge de Jeunesse, gone midnight and faffed around in the dark putting all the bedding on ...
... on the 'clim' and it wasn’t too bad. There
was a girl’s school group like the one I hope to bring next year. At the coffee
break we went to a bar being cleaned up for the winter season; ganesh statues
(which Bobby says are meant to clear away all obstacles; hence they appear in
marriages), a glass bottomed restaurant where the fish battled for kitchen
scraps thrown out the chef’s window ...
... spent with a tribe in northern NC and she relates with awe how they taught them to cook and fish and live off the land.
Teachers are always teachers on tour and students, schools, principals, assessments were the bus trip topics... someone joked.. like one long staff meeting.
The hotel le Pacifique is in Anse Vata, right opposite the beach, sitting in tropical gardens before a long promenade and a petanque court where locals play far into the night. This ...
... luckily there was a ‘Navette’, or shuttle bus, to get you into its depths. The landscape was a bright mix of the three colours of the flag of the indigenous people (Kanaks); blue for water, red for earth and the green of the foliage. In order to catch the Navette I needed to leave the car and cross, by foot, a very rickety Victorian bridge with a sign that read (in English and French) ‘No more than 10 persons at a time’.
I’m crossing plank ...