Norfolk Island airport (constructed in WW 2) on arrival
One day exploring Norfolk by car to all corners of the island and
about the interesting history of that place.
The Captain Cook Memorial
Yesterday morning on departure heavy rain showers at Norfolk.
Filed IFR and moved on north with good speed of 168 Knots due to good
Approaching New Caledonia, an ILS approach into Tontouta International
French way of life in the South Pacific!
We understand that over the years Noumea, the capital, has
while retaining the successive marks of its past.
It is now a garden city, where urbanization and nature blend
An attractive clean and modern capital in the South Pacific: Indeed
showcase in the region!
Noumea and the Zoological and Botanical Garden in the foreground
Today it was a pleasure for us to stroll through Noumea, along the
cocotiers, surrounded by fabulous flame trees. We drove through streets
by old colonial houses and modern buildings, the bays highlighted by
bougainvilleas, the marina, with countless yachts visiting from all
corners of the
We spent time to visit the impressive Cultural Center, the Zoological
The Cultural Centre
This garden makes a feature of birds, including the rare and endemic
emblem of New Caledonia
Pool and beach at Le Meridien Noumea
Later today we also organized our our flight tomorrow from the down
Airport Magenta to Port Vila in Vanuatu, a flight about two and a half
away, in north easterly direction of New Caledonia.
Due to the present strong low pressure system and heavy rain over the
of Fiji, we will most probably only continue our journey in easterly
direction from Port Vila to Nandi, Tonga and Rarotonga on the Cook
on the coming weekend.