Merci Noumea January 13th 2012 Noumea, New Caledonia from 8am to 5pm. What a great day, such a lovely place, a delightful mix of Europe, Melanesia and Kanak cultures all on proud display.
We were welcomed to Gare Maritime terminal, downtown Noumea by a group of dancers and singers. We had sailed from Vanuatu through the Havannah passage, Woodin Canal and the Petit Rade into this deep water harbour. Our draft enabled us to ber ... 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