Hiking to N’Ga Peak

Beach at Kuto Bay

Beach at Kuto Bay

Yesterday was a great day! We joined with the crews of s/v Callisto and s/v Kilkea to hike up to the top of N’Ga peak – the tallest point on Iles des Pins. It’s about a 2.5 mile hike to the top from the beach. The views were spectacular! The colors of the water, views of the pine trees, and even the clouds (which sometimes annoyed the photographers) all added to the majesty of the scenery.

When we got to the top, I brought out the 360 panorama equipment and took some photos. You’ll have to wait for those photos because it will take some time to process them. But, I did process a bunch of the fisheyes to extract some super-wide angle views from the top. They show about 160 degrees of view, but have been warped to look like normal wide-angle views using PTGui Pro. A couple of the shots used HDR techniques.

It took about 2.5 hours to get to the top. We were back down in about 45 minutes, but then walked to another bay to a hotel restaurant with a beautiful view. As we relaxed our sore muscles and feet, we enjoyed some drinks and food while reveling in the amazingly tranquil beach view.

I’ll let the photos speak for themselves. We’re going to have a great time exploring around the island with our boats!

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2 Responses to Hiking to N’Ga Peak

  1. nanag says:

    Boy, does this ever look like fun. Take care of yourselves. I enjoy all of the pictures.

  2. Pam Turner says:

    We are going on a P&O cruise from New Zealand in June, one day on isle de pins.
    Can you remember, please, the track you followed for your trip up to Pic N’ga. Being ‘under 60’ with no children, we would like to do somehting active, and a 3 hour walk sounds great. However, we’ve read a couple of blog site, cruise critic, and it seems easy to get lost, so guidance beforehand would be appreciated. Lovely photos.
    regards –

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