Thursday, June 13, 2013


Heading out of Noumea

Local church

Gadji, Baie Maa a yacht anchorage

4 wheel drive learner track

Corn growing

Bouloparis, town half way up coast

Goats wandering on road leading toThio

Lots of deer meat products here, Simon got some deer salami!

Not sure about this road sign!

Anse Vata Bay restaurant and pub

Baie de Sainte-Marie

Living by river and mangroves

Local suburb

Locals big on playing Boche
The French Citro├źn car we hired for the day

Simon just fitted! It's like a matchbox car with him standing next to it
Very scenic
This two way road to Thio "a mining town", was so narrow we only went 1/2 way as we felt it was to dangerous to continue with the windy mountainous roads and heavy vehicles coming from the other direction. " very scary"

Such a tiny car, laughed  together when we realised it was a 4 door 

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Down to Baie De Prony

Stopped at Ilot Bailly for the night as we had westerlies, the anchorage had wind but no swell at all,

Very proud captain caught this in Bonne Anse in Baie De Prony

Had just gone through 3 metre overfalls on the way into canal wooden due to westerlies, then lovely calm water

Lucky we had our Grants guide to fishes so we could id what Simon was catching

Kissed most of these and put back as to pretty to eat

Anse Majic  was the anchorage we stayed in for a week in Bonne Anse, Baie De Prony. It has 4 mooring bouys and is well protected from most winds. Simon had a great time fishing. Back in Port Moselle Noumea, will stock up then go out again somewhere north with the se winds.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Walk About Noumea

Decided to walk to Aquarium and back, 8 1/2 km round trip up and down hills

Marina de Sol

Interesting relics on walk

Flying cow!

Choo Choo train going as Cruise ship in

Noumea cockroach!

Side of hill cut away

More marina's

Public toilet!

Local burger shop

Lemon Bay

Lots of restaurants

3 Brothers Brewery

Stopped for a look

Interesting brewery

Noumea Aquarium

Only way to get me diving!

Aquarium was small but interesting and only $10 entry

Sea snakes

Anse Vata Bay

Lemon Bay, The local Swimming Beach

Lemon bay


Ariel view of Port Moselle Marina