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".

10 July 2007

Ile des Pins: Grey in June

Photo by James D. Harris, 2007.

One cannot live in New Caledonia and not visit Ile des Pins (Isle of Pines) regularly. It is a heavenly place - far from the hustle and bustle of the modern world.

Characterised by blue skies, towering pines and silky white sand, a visit there returns one - or helps one find one's - home, dream, paradise.

At the end of June, we returned to Ile des Pins to show it to my father and stepsister. Laurent, Sophie and I had been there for the first time in December, 2005. We returned again in October, 2006 with our friend Sheila. This June trip was grey - but still beautiful. We were there during one of Noumea's greatest storms, safe from flying chairs.

Livia and Jim got to go diving, Pablo played in the water, and Laurent and I drank in our last time at Ile des Pins.


Titeza said...

Quand nous y étions pour le 1er janvier, c'était tout aussi gris et même pluvieux mais nous avions le soleil qui venait illuminer ce petit paradis.
En espérant que tes prochaines aventures soient toutes aussi belles, nous vous souhaitons à tous une bonne continuité !
Et moi qui commençais à prendre plaisir en découvrant ton blog en anglais ! Mince alors ! Bon allez on vous souhaite bon voyage ! Et reviens vite sur le web !
De toutes les façons je continuerai à avoir de vos nouvelles par Tonton Marco notre oiseau des iles !!!
Best wishes and have fun

Julie said...

Ah - you really were not lucky on the 1st of January. It rained straight for 10 days, I remember. Normally it is so beautiful here at that time of year.

Merci beaucoup pour tes gentilles mots. Ils m'encourageant de continuer de blogger ... de Paris.

All the best to you!