Nov 13th, 2015   |   Île Ténia, New Caledonia    Friday the 13th, just dropped the hook, how lucky are we.   |   (22° 00.19'S / 165° 56.51' E)


Quick Fix: 22° 19.9 S / 166° 24.3 E
November 11th, 2015 (day 3,086)
Conditions:  Wind: 4/W  Sky: Clear.

A Turtle Treat
We woke this morning to a fleet of turtles circling Dream Time. They were so close to the boat we didn't even have to get wet, or launch the dinghy, to capture these photos.

Many areas of New Caledonia's lagoon are marine reserves so fishing of any kind is prohibited. Turtles, however, are safe wherever they decide to roam, and authorities promise stiff fines, even confiscation of vessels, to those willing to test the system. It seems the turtles know they're safe here and are quite comfortable swimming around anchored boats. They even appear indifferent to enthusiastic paparazzi-style GoPro wielding snorkelers. What a treat!




Nov 2nd, 2015   |   Baie Maa, New Caledonia    New perspective, relocated from a tiny sandy island to the Grande Terre.