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.

3 comments:

J. D. Riso said...

Hi there from another castaway in New Caledonia. Your Blog is great! I hope you keep at it and bring the South Pacific to the rest of the world.

J. D. Riso said...

P.S.
re: the last line of this post. Yes, there is a LOT of unhappiness here as well. It takes time to see it and realize where it's coming from. It will be interesting to watch your posts as the newness wears off. Some can integrate into the island life with ease, but others...

Tiff- said...

Yea Julie! Just found your blog! So, I'll make you a deal... I'll keep doing mine (blog), if you keep yours going too. Deal? What great photos Soph. Can't wait to visit you guys. Hugs!