Tag Archives: NewCaledonia

Preparing for Australia

After spending a day recovering from jet lag from our trip to Rome, we spent a day at the marina where we kept Tahina doing some basic chores. Mostly the chores involved taking advantage of the marina facilities: shore power, … Continue reading

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Hiking in New Caledonia

New Caledonia prides itself on some nice trails up through the mountains. They have a trail from the old mining area where we anchored near Prony Bay, all the way over to Nouméa (more than 50kms worth of trails away). … Continue reading

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Non-Cruising Mode

We have been in Nouméa for a few days now. We came here planning to just get some provisions and make sure we could get a marina slip by the end of the week. Then we planned to go back … Continue reading

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Visiting Prony Bay

We spent several days in the unusual location of Prony Bay in the eastern part of New Caledonia. It’s unusual in several respects: first because we were up a river, second because the terrain is almost alien looking with dark … Continue reading

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Up the River at Prony Bay

Over the weekend some north winds appeared earlier than forecasted. On Sunday morning they eased off, so we left to move up to the protected Prony Bay. We started sailing our way north, but the winds re-appeared and we had … Continue reading

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Photos from Ilôt Mato

Last Friday, we had a really glorious day at Ilôt Mato. There was not a breath of wind in the morning and the water was so still and clear it was like our boats were floating in air! We could … Continue reading

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Back at Ilot Mato

We had a nice sail, on a beautiful sunny day with light southwest winds, to Ilot Mato and arrived early afternoon. Met up with s/v Moira and they took us on a snorkel. Since they’ve sailed these waters for many … Continue reading

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Briefly Back to Nouméa

We left Ile Ua the other day and returned on a beautiful sunny day back to Nouméa. We wanted to return to get a part we had ordered to allow us to keep our watermaker connected to the new higher-voltage … Continue reading

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A Brief Trip to Heaven

On Wednesday we invited the crews of several other boats to join us for a trip to the southeast side of Iles des Pins. Our objective was to then take our dinghies out to an atoll surrounded by treacherous reefs … Continue reading

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N’Ga Peak 360 Panorama

Yesterday we posted the story of our hike up to N’Ga Peak (or Pic N’Ga in french) here on the Iles des Pins in New Caledonia. While we were up there, I took a 360 panorama at the top. Today … Continue reading

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