This blog on New Caledonia is for those of you who ever wondered what life on a tiny island in the South Pacific might be like. Tired of bracing winter winds, the stress of an inner city or simply dreaming of a life change? This is a blog about what happens when, in the words of Yogi Berra, "you come to a fork in the road, [and] take it".

08 October 2005

Daily Views

This photo was taken in October at the Baie de Citrons, where we often spend our weekends going for long walks. Talk about a simpler life ... gone are the five-story stone apartment buildings of Paris, the Eiffel Tower and the
Louvre's Pyramide. We have seen the return of a far-reaching horizon (where its very sight restores one's belief that anything is possible), blue skies and the effect of light on our lives. Days are warming up (25-30° C) and the bougainvilla is beginning to bloom. Some say it sounds like paradise, and for many it is.

I am surprised to learn, however, that there are some who are unhappy here.

Photo by Sophie-Alix Kilcoyne, 2005.