My second trip to Noumea 26-27 October 2013

by Adam

It was a busy Saturday morning at work, but in the afternoon, we went to Noumea.

Leaving site.

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First stop was Kone Discount. The Halloween decorations were out.

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We realised that the cars we got were almost identical (even the carplates).

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We made a halfway toilet stop.

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There was a dog waddling around.

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I had to include this photo.

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Seemed like an expo (close to Boon’s heart?) was on.

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We arrived in Noumea, welcomed by the sight of SLN.

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Then passed the Vale ferry that goes to Goro.

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An in-car selfie.

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and faced the hill.

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We checked into the aparttel at Promenade.

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We got a three bedroom aparttel, it was really nice.

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I did some bartending.

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Then Jonathan came to join me.

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There were multiple Jonathans in the lift.

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Then we went out for dinner, at a place called Astrolabe.

I ordereed the Tagliatelle with foie gras and smoked duck breast slices, roasted pine kernels.

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It was super rich in foie gras.  Foie gras overload.

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Ray and William did their posing.

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And we took more photos.

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Ray had a shrimp cocktail.

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I had dessert.

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This is William’s dessert.

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After this we went back, and I fell asleep.  I was woken up later when someone accidentally fell across me, then he started snoring.

The next morning, we went for breakfast.

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I had a burger.

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There was a bicycle race on.

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William was demonstrating how a profile photo should be taken.

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and the cyclists rode around.

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We walked back to hotel to check out.

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We noticed there were bathrobes in the room, so had some fun.

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Oh, too many to share.

After checking out, we went to the aquarium.  It was nicer than I expected.

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After aquarium, Jonathan, William and I took a drive up to the Cannons at Ouen Toro.IMG_3899IMG_3900IMG_3903

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Then back down again for lunch.

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We went to Stone Grill for lunch.

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I ordered the surf & turf trilogy.

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William had the Kobe beef.

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After a very satisfying lunch, we left.

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and headed back to site.  Leaving Noumea was difficult as there were many detours, ended up circling around and catching a glimpse of Chinatown.

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On the way back, we had to slow down as a cow decided to cross the road.

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