Ruins Prony New Caledonia
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Panoramabillede af Richard Chesher PRO EXPERT MAESTRO Taget 00:21, 13/12/2009 - Views loading...

Ruins Prony New Caledonia

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A village once stood here in 1880, part of a prison for convicts from France. The prisoners cut the trees here to supply timber for building Noumea. This was the only building constructed with walls of cut stone. Everything else has vanished except for the cleared ground where the other buildings once stood. Freddy found a coin here, with the profile of Napoleon III Emperor, dated 1864. If you search for it you'll see it in this photo. The site overlooks the Carenage anchorae in Baie du Prony.

For more information on anchorages and treks in New Caledonia, see the Cruising Guide to New Caledonia.

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A: Mangrove Crabs New Caledonia Baie du Prony

Af Richard Chesher, 640 meter væk

Huge mangrove crabs, Sylla serrata, reaching over 25-cm in shell width, live in the mud below the lon...

Mangrove Crabs New Caledonia Baie du Prony

B: Cascade de la Riviere du Kaoris, Prony New Caledonia

Af Richard Chesher, 810 meter væk

The Riviere du Kaoris is one of the few watersheads on the planet without any human settlements. The ...

Cascade de la Riviere du Kaoris, Prony New Caledonia

C: Anchorage New Caledonia Carenage

Af Richard Chesher, 820 meter væk

The Baie du Carenage is one of the most protected anchorages in the South Pacific and is at the landw...

Anchorage New Caledonia Carenage

D: Superyachts in New Caledonia - MV Tango

Af Richard Chesher, 900 meter væk

Superyachts in New Caledonia, MY TangoMore and more superyachts have been migrating to the cruising g...

Superyachts in New Caledonia - MV Tango

E: Helicopter Lagoon Excursion New Caledonia

Af Richard Chesher, 910 meter væk

Olivier and JF flew from Noumea to Baie du Prony in Olivier's helicopter. I had told JF I really woul...

Helicopter Lagoon Excursion New Caledonia

F: Waterfall New Caledonia Pepite Rivier Prony

Af Richard Chesher, 950 meter væk

Pepite River is the smallest of 4 rivers that empty into the Baie du Carenage in Prony. It is a "cute...

Waterfall New Caledonia Pepite Rivier Prony

G: Pepites Water Falls New Caledonia

Af Richard Chesher, 960 meter væk

This sphere image was taken durring the rainy season nearly 4 years after the one right next to it on...

Pepites Water Falls New Caledonia

H: Kaori River Tree

Af Richard Chesher, 980 meter væk

Freddy says, "Take a photo of that tiny tree" as I contemplate the best place to do a sphere image of...

Kaori River Tree

I: Pepite River Prony New Caledonia

Af Richard Chesher, 1.0 km væk

I have taken quite a few sphere images of Pipete River. You can, from the comfort of your where you a...

Pepite River Prony New Caledonia

J: Waterfall New Caledonia Pepite River middle

Af Richard Chesher, 1.0 km væk

Pepite River is the smallest of 4 rivers that empty into the Baie du Carenage in Prony. It is a "cute...

Waterfall New Caledonia Pepite River middle

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Dette er et overblik over New Caledonia

New Caledonia is the closest South Pacific Island to Australia and New Zealand. It is a French Territory and although the official language is French the culture is a blend of Melanesian, European, Polynesian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Indonesian, and more. There is one large mountainous island called Grande Terre and 6 smaller islands - the three Loyalty Islands, Belep and the Isle of Pines.

The islands are remarkably unpopulated and there are vast areas of wilderness. There are hundreds of kilometers of walking treks, camp grounds, more than 42 parks and reserves, and crystal clear rivers with sparkling waterfalls. Almost one third of the population is located in the capital city of Noumea. Nickel mining is the primary industry and is the major contributor to the high standard of living in the country. Grande Terre is surrounded by the second largest barrier reef in the world and the protected lagoon created by this barrier reef is the largest in the world. Listed as a World Heritage Site in 2008, the lagoon is 24,000 square kilometers and supports a diverse and luxuriant fauna of fish and invertebrates.

The vibrant, clear and rich colors are one of the first things that visitors notice when they arrive. Noumea has a complete range of hotels, resorts, restaurants, and activities to welcome visitors.

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