Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Where in the World is New Caledonia!!!


We find ourselves in New Caledonia for about 10 days.  This is the view from our balcony.  (Our connection here does business with this hotel and was able to get us an amazing rate.) I know, I know, it's a tough job, but somebody's got to do it!!!!!  Unfortunately we did not spend the day lounging on beach chairs sipping an icy, fruity drink.  But we have had a great day.  With our Director of Public Affairs here, we visited an editor of the largest newspaper in NC, and then we were able to meet with the former president of the country!!  Who would have thought this was possible!!! Later in the evening we did the first of 3 training sessions. 

  A polarizer on my lens made the already stunning colors of the water, out of this world.  New Caledonia is surrounded by an immense coral reef cocooning the mainland in the largest lagoon in the world.

8 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Yes,looks like a tough assignment.:) I know you will be doing what it is you were asked to do.,but it sure doesn't heart to have that kind of surroundings.

Dawn said...

Ahhhh yes. Do you happen to be in need of any help?;))
Sounds like the time there is being well-filled with amazing adventures and people!

Robin said...

Karen, what a wonderful place! That pool complex is fantastic!
And the beach, well, what can one say!

slim said...

It's nice to see this island in wowie color! My father was there in WW2 and his pictures of NC are black & white.

Enjoy!

diane b said...

No doubt about the tropics providing stunning colours and landscapes. You sure are notching up some wonderful experiences on this mission but it sounds like you are doing good work as well.

joey said...

Oh my ... stunning, Karen. Enjoy!

Sandra said...

I love that weird looking deck. paradise is where it is.

janc@mac.com said...

I'm excited to read the "letter" that accompanies these beautiful places.