Ile Casy

L'Esprit de la Mer
Dr Chris Bates
Thu 29 Sep 2016 21:02
22 21 07 S 166 50 64 E
We sailed from Noumea on Wednesday and anchored overnight in Bay Ngo . Very pretty but much work ashore restoring the ravages of open cast mining . Then through the Chenal duWooden and into the Bay du Prony . We took a buoy in the lee of the Ile Casy in perfect shelter . The buoys are free and well maintained . The small hotel is closed and the island deserted . The national parks maintain the island as a bird sanctuary . Pretty walks and sandy beaches ;clear water . Paradise for a few days .No habitation visible on the shore and no road access . A large ore loding facility a few miles away is visible at night . This does not detract . There are several anchorages in the bay.