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.