This is the small island where the luxurious resort where Stéphane
used to work and ... live. Other pictures taken from the hotel
website are available there (have a look,
they are a really compelling invitation to visit the hotel and
January 6th and 22nd, 2005
All pictures are available either in tar
or zip formats. Also available is a tar
archive of the original pictures,
before being reworked (these are actually the same).
Note that the tarballs
contain all the pictures I took, not just the ones I present
on this page.
Mom, Kanaé, and Stéphane.
The handy man of the hotel, and his neat bicycle...
About 50 to 100 meters away from the shore, there is a small coral
potato with a depth of around 6 or 7 meters (IIRC). This was our first
contact to the unbelievable marine fauna of New Caledonia. Here,
everything is more more abundant, more diverse, and bigger. Have been
spotted either during dives or even from the shore: all sorts of rays,
dolphins, sharks, turtles, etc. During our swim, I managed to see news
kinds of butterfly fish, angel fish, as well as small rays. During our
second stay, we also so a different kind of rays from the deck in front
of our bungalow... Sea lover paradise.
This is the beach where we went for a swim. The water was warm on the
surface, but gets quite cool very rapidly as you dive.
The guy you see in that picture is really good, at least for a total
ignorant like me. He managed to jump over the boat (difficult to see,
in the lower left corner) several times!