Sunday, January 31, 2016

It's Fun to Stay at 'Parc Hotel' in Numea

 The name of the hotel we stayed was Parc Hotel. We stayed there for about a week.
Night view from the balcony was so wonderful that we had dinner while seeing the sunset and changing ocean color
Swimming pool at the hotel was nice and quiet.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Ile aux Canards island / Ilot Canard

We went to a small island called Ilot Canard taking just five minutes from the beach in the main island of New Caledonia by glass-bottomed boat.

We could see coral reefs and fish swimming between them through the bottom glass of the boat.

We enjoyed seeing beautiful beach, the sea, birds, fish and a shellfish.

Unexpectedly, there was an art trail where many original artworks by sculptors and artists were on display.

It is said that at weekends, volunteers from the environmental information center would be there to answer visitors questions.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

You Don't Have to Dive to See Coral Reef in Numea

'Le Roof' is a name of the restaurant built above the sea water in Numea.
When my wife and I took a walk along the beach, I found a pier which connected the beach and the restaurant.  

We walked through the pier just for taking a look at the menu of the restaurant.
Unfortunately, I couldn't see the menu because the restaurant was closed. 
But, instead of the menu, we could see live coral reef just under the pier bridge.

Yes, surprisingly you don't have to dive to see coral reef here in Numea!

Monday, January 11, 2016

Pacific Jewel Is a Name of the Cruise Ship

When I went to a pier in Numea, a huge cruise ship was docked there.

Since we can't see such a big ship in Tochigi, Japan, the size of her body was nothing short of amazing.

I looked up wiki. about the ship and it said;
Pacific Jewel was built in Monfalcone, Italy launched on 25 May 1989.

The vessel had a gross tonnage of 69,845.

She is about 245 m (804 ft) long, with a beam of 32 m (105 ft)  with a maximum speed of 19.5 knots (36.1 km/h; 22.4 mph).

The ship could carry 1,910 passengers (maximum). The cruise ship was built at a cost of US$276.8 million.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

A Happy New Year, 2016

I wish all visitors to my blog enjoy new year holidays and have a wonderful happy new year.