miwahni (miwahni) wrote,

The Sound of Drums

That's what we awoke to this morning, moored in Noumea; a native welcome at the port right beneath our balcony. Noumea, in New Caledonia, is an interesting place. Hot, steamy - as one would expect in the tropics - and a laid-back culture that still closes at midday for siesta.

We took a bus tour which took us to a lookout providing a view of the city, then to Lemon Bay beach where we lunched before spending a lazy few hours in the water.

Boat from lookout

The Pacific Jewel, looking back to port from the lookout.

Lemon Bay Beach

Lemon Bay beach - mainly pebbles, the sand doesn't start until you're quite a ways offshore. No surf as it's a protected lagoon, and it only very gradually gets deeper. Still, the water was cool and very welcome after the heat of the day.
Tags: cruise, holiday
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