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New Caladonia

A number of the small islands are covered in these straight short branch pine trees.
New Caledonia, Tonga, Fijii, New Caladonia

March 13th 2009
Our next stop after French Polynesia was the Kingdom of Tonga. From there we we suppose to travel to Aitutaki in the Cook Islands, unfortunately the Cook Islands were being hammered by a hurricane, so the Captain wisely decided to take a long detour and sail directly to Vavau Tonga. I did discover one thing in the 31/2 days at sea and that is that Mare has a stronger stomach than I do. If one w ... read more
Oceania » New Caledonia » South Province » Noumea

New Caledonian Flag Settled by both Britain and France during the first half of the 19th century, the island was made a French possession in 1853. It served as a penal colony for four decades after 1864. Agitation for independence during the 1980s and early 1990s has di... ... read more
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