Paradise Park Motel
Travel Blogs from Noumea
... on the tablet, only photos. At 5.00pm we tour the bridge to see all the fancy machines, like the sextant that they use for navigation (yes they have one, and 3 independent GPS of course). Then on to a 65th birthday celebration in the "Owner's" cabin for Marilyn, with champagne and of course, canapes. We met Marilyn & Roman in 2010 on our Star Clipper cruise of the eastern Mediterranean.
Monday 9 June, Day 15.
... and hired the paddle boards was up in flames and surrounded by pompiers who were off their beach surveillance duty. A last leisurely brekky with other Aussie school groups (one girl wearing a t-shirt saying ‘my last clean t-shirt’) and we were off. Sewa was MC of the bus and we joined a little sick kanaki baby in a crib going to hospital in Sydney with a French medic. So much life surrounds this tiny little human, I hope he’ll make it back to grow up on his magical ...
... Caledonia was the primary Allied military base and naval
center in the Pacific.
We also stopped to look at a giant Kauri tree that stood about 120 feet
high, and was about 1,000 years old. There was also a natural spring
fed fountain and we all filled our water bottles with the fresh
water. The route winds through the hills above the city, then down
to a yacht marina and tree-lined beaches of the resort area. ...
... and the city market.
Had an enjoyable time enjoying the views from the hills surrounding the city and strolling around the city.
KOTU, ILE DES PINS
After the ‘big’ city of Noumea we cruised overnight to arrive at the southern island of Ile des Pins and a final ‘look’ at what the South Pacific is famous for … azure ...
... Still on Ile des Pins but we change hotel. It’s on a nicer beach near the docks. The hotel is in the middle of a neck of land with 2 beaches. One is exposed to the wind with a sacred rock that you can swim around. It’s quite nice and we see a lion fish and a ray. The other beach stretches around the bay with white fine sand, palm trees and the water is calm. It’s perfect for the kids. They snorkel, swim, make sand castles and chat to guests from the ...