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29 Mar

Bucket List item tick.  Ever since studying french in high school it has been a dream to visit New Caledonia.  First port to stop at is Noumea.


This is also our first shore excursion we are heading to Amedee Island where I hope to tick another bucket list item – snorkelling.  I didn’t take my EM-10 to Amedee Island, I was too worried about it getting sandy or wet.  I should have taken it.  Between us we had to share the TG-3, and try our first attempts at underwater.  The Lighthouse was closed for renovations for our visit, guess we shall have to visit again.


Snorkelling we saw turtles.  We saw fish too, but we saw turtles 🙂P3290765

Tonights towel animal.  Each night as we return to our room it has been tidied, the bed turned down and a new towel sculpture left.


New Camera

16 Mar

In preparation for our cruise and our expectations of snorkelling we have invested in a new camera.  An Olympus TG-3, that is shockproof, waterproof, freeze proof – dummy proof?

The first photo is the sister ship taken from the office window, how convenient she is visiting today – except she is visiting because she has been detoured from Vanuatu because of cyclone Pam.


HWS is a volunteer firefighter, has been for a few years now, pity volunteers don’t qualify for long service leave :).  Looks like a controlled burn off was scheduled, so HWS was testing the ruggedness of the new camera from the back of the truck.