New Caledonia - Iles Des Pins and Noumea October 20th 2010 New Caledonia - Ile Des Pins & Noumea
We did a morning sail in to Ile Des Pins and went by the main Island and many smaller atolls. There are reefs everywhere so I can understand why they would want to sail the ship during daylight.
The sea is amazing in this area. We sail within 500’ of a reef with waves breaking on it and you look at the data on depth where the ship is and it is 2000 - ... read more
Oceania » New Caledonia » South Province » Noumea 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