Posts Tagged "New Caledonia"

Ile des Pins, New Caledonia

We anchored in Kuto Bay off  Ile des Pins, New Caledonia on February 8, 2014. The island was discovered by Captain Cook who gave the island its name after seeing the tall native pines. After a short 10 minute tender ride we ventured out to explore a small part of this beautiful island.  The tender let us out on Kuto Beach and from there we took a short walk though the forest to another bay, Kanumera Bay, where the sacred rock can be seen. All around this part of the island there were locals weaving palm leaves into various items. There was also a local folkloric group doing Kanak dances on...

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Noumea, New Caledonia

After a day at sea we sailed into Noumea, New Caledonia at 10 AM on February 7, 2014. We left the ship by 10:20 AM and in the cruise terminal we signed up for a tour which went to the Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Centre, which was our main place to see on this island. The tour first stopped at the Church of the Conception, a catholic church built in 1874. From there we went to the cultural center where we spent an hour exploring the reconstructed Kanak Village and the museum. We then proceeded to Ouen Toro Park where the Australians had placed guns to protect Noumea in WWII. From this...

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