Summary of week

by Adam

Relatively quiet week overall.

On Friday night, we went out to drink (celebrating a project milestone).  It was nice to be out of camp on a Friday night.  There was a bus that brought us there.



We found a good place to sit and talk.


There were snacks and drinks.  Then dinner.  The food was good.IMG_7925


On Saturday, the buses weren’t frequent, so there was a big crowd waiting to get into the bus.


Got to lunch to eat this.



On Saturday evening, I got to see the pre-ops band play at the bar, just very quickly while waiting to be picked up to go to Deon and Rob’s place for Deon’s birthday barbeque. 


It was really nice to go out of camp for the second night in a row (and second Saturday night in a row, since we went there for Australia day barbeque last week too!).  It was really dark outside, which let us see the stars really well!


Sunday… I got up, had 8 croissants and squeezed three oranges for juice.  Then we headed out to Malabou Beach.  It was a beautiful looking beach.  Nice white sand and warm blue water.  But nothing much to see when snorkelling.  I brought my ball along (the one I bought in Busselton), it was really fun!

On the way there, we stopped at Koumac supermarket (where they sell everything).  This is Boon with a machete.


Before leaving, I saw a photo of our dear site-dogs on the noticeboard outside!


We got to Malabou, but couldn’t find the beach at first.


It looked like we arrived at someone’s backyard.


Then took another small road and ended up at a private gate.


A bit more driving and we got there!


I was in a rush this morning, so only shaved the moustache off, so that I could get a good seal on the mask.  However, I shaved the rest off this evening.  I got to try out the new flat-lens dive door on my Sony actioncamera.  It seems to have helped a lot!

There wasn’t much to see under the water, just sea-cucumbers.


It was nice being in warm blue water, surrounded by hills.


We ended up swimming towards the mangroves as there was more to see.



IMG_8035 We recorded some footage for a music video and then headed back.


There was a lot of singing in the car, it was enjoyable.

Now I am brown.