Tag Archives: Noumea

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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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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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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More Sights of Nouméa

We have been tied to the dock at the Port Moselle Marina in Nouméa, New Caledonia for over 2 weeks. Our batteries needed replacing, so we wanted the shore power. That time is finally coming to an end now that … Continue reading

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Batteries On Board

Our new high-tech Lithium-based batteries finally got sent out from Auckland on Sunday by air shipment. Early Monday morning I got a voice mail on my local cell phone in French. Since it was early, the first french speaking people … Continue reading

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Boating Life: In a Port for Repairs

As you travel around the world by boat, occasionally you have to stop somewhere to have boat maintenance and/or repairs performed. After all, the definition we most hear about cruising is: “Repairing your boat in exotic places.” Along our way, … Continue reading

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First Photo Album from New Caledonia

It took a while, but we finally have a decent Internet service in New Caledonia. So, here is the first set of photos. The following album includes photos from our passage from Vanuatu to Noumea, New Caledonia. The arrival to … Continue reading

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Nice Sail to New Caledonia

View Sailing from Port Vila to Noumea in a larger mapOur sail from Vanuatu to New Caledonia was pretty pleasant. There was only one equipment issue that marred an otherwise ideal sail. As we were leaving Vanuatu in the morning, … Continue reading

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