0 Likes

Swimming in New Caledonia Rivers
New Caledonia

Swimming in the rivers of New Caledonia in the heat of a mid-summer day is right there next to paradise. The Riviere Bleue de Prony is on the famous GRNC-1 trek that goes from the southern end of Grande Terre all the way to Noumea (and some day all the way to the northern end of the island). This Olympic sized swimming hole (a full 70 meters long) is a perfect place to sploosh in and feel the sun-heat sizzle away. The water is clear and cool, and you can get yourself into the fastest part of the current and swim until your arms drop off without going anywhere. Kind of like an aquatic treadmill. Or you can jump into the bubbles and drift off in the champaign-like tickle. The pool is just a 10 minute pleasant walk from the Carenage Anchorage in Baie de Prony.

This sphere image was taken with an itsy-bitsy tiny little GoPro Hero3 Black edition camera stuck on the end of my walking stick and held over my head on the big rock you see when you look straight down.

Copyright: Richard Chesher
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 11566x5783
Uploaded: 08/02/2011
Updated: 26/05/2014
Views:

...


Tags: new caledonia swimming; new caledonia river; new caledonia trekking; new caledonia grnc-1; gopro; hero3
comments powered by Disqus

Richard Chesher
Rivier Bleue Prony New Caledonia
Richard Chesher
Fish Attack New Caledonia Blue River Prony
Richard Chesher
River Rapids Rock Sphere New Caledonia
Richard Chesher
Trekking New Caledonia GRNC1 Fern Glen
Richard Chesher
Twin Waterfalls New Caledonia
Richard Chesher
Twinfalls New Caledonia GR1
Richard Chesher
GR©NC1 Cascade de la Rèviere du Carénage
Richard Chesher
GRNC1 trail Carenage Waterfall New Caledonia
Richard Chesher
Jumpups Waterfall New Caledonia
Richard Chesher
Carenage Waterfall Vertigo New Caledonia
Richard Chesher
New Caledonia-GR1 Carenage River Overlook
Richard Chesher
New Caledonia Waterhole
Richard Chesher
Whales New Caledonia
Kil jae Lee
Light of Hope
Arroz Marisco
Half-Dome from Glacier Point
Evgeniy Veldyaev
Evening Fishing 2 — Вечерняя рыбалка 2
Marcio Cabral
Glacier Perito Moreno
Alessandro Ugazio
The Fenestrelle Fort at dusk
Robin Bauersachs
Mammatuswolken nach einem Gewitter
Richard Chesher
Coral Reef Fish Symbiosis
Igor Adamec
Premužić's mountain trail - 5
DigitalProperties.ca - Bryan Groulx
Old School Horse Barn
Ola Heloe
Skogadalsboen
Wolfgang Guelcker
Magdeburg - Chor des Doms
Richard Chesher
Ouvea Festival Dancers
Richard Chesher
Sea Bird Reserve Speciale Marine Ouano New Caledonia
Richard Chesher
New Caledonia coral reef reserve
Richard Chesher
Niaouli Blooming New Caledonia
Richard Chesher
New Caledonia Nickel Mine 50 years later
Richard Chesher
Coral Reef Baie de Pain New Caledonia
Richard Chesher
Out of Body Swimming Hole New Caledonia
Richard Chesher
Ouvea Island Mouly Church
Richard Chesher
ル パーク ホテル ヌメアのスイ―トル―ム
Richard Chesher
Noumea Dentist New Caledonia
Richard Chesher
Chutes de la Madeleine New Caledonia
Richard Chesher
Nengone Village Hotel Mare New Caledonia
More About 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.