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Travel Blogs from Noumea
... about traditional hunting methods. We saw a coconut crab, which Sam got to hold....brave girl! The secret grotto was a cave, which we had to clime down into. It was lit by candles and very pretty. We were up close and personal with the stalagmites and stalactites, something you don't get to do in caves very often. Our guides were really informative and entertaining, it was a really pleasant tour. We also had a chance to sample some of the local juices, guava and ...
... today as the captain promised. Jo will be pleased. Our captain comes from Croatia, not Italy so we feel in safe hands. Most of the crew is Phillipino and generally quite a happy lot. The waiters know our names and what out favourite tipple is now. Only another 3 days on the cruise though.
We have put our names down for a clipper cruise with Bare Necessities in 2016. An interesting itinerary ...
... We found a bus near the market
and whizzed past the firemen overseeing the plage of Baie de Citrons which is
their second job after firefighting.
A siesta in the arvo, a
little French dubbed TV (gotta love the soapies or feuilletons where the
characters are called Ridge and Thorne..even in French) and Number 1 beers by
the pool.. very civilised… and nobody was missing their kids a bit J
... warily by a security guard. The boys are big, menacing. I was told that there was a group of Ravenswood girls in town. Yes, I could see this would be teen paradise.The little French boutiques with their Parisian brands seem silly, fake and out of place. The teens remind me of my son, probably doing the same thing as these guys, but by the skatepark at Bondi.
I sit by the pool surrounded by white loungers and dark carved Kanak sculptures. A heavily pregnant lady watches ...
... stopped at the river and filled our water bottles before he pointed out the endemic flowers on the way to an enormous old tree 3m in diameter. (Oh, its great being pretty and travelling alone).
On my way home from the park I stopped at a river and went for a swim. It was gorgeous, it felt like it was my very own river and I sat on a warm rock, watched the dragon flies and scooped up cupped handfuls of drinking water.
On a very grey day this week ...