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New Caledonia

My blog has been down for over a year and I’m trying to catch up posting about some of my best travel experiences of the last  three years. The trip that I started blogging about in real time was my epic 250 km kayaking trip from Noumea to Yate in New Caledonia in 2015 but […]

I’ve already spent longer in Noumea than I had originally planned because as usual nothing ever goes to plan when you are travelling, especially to a new country with ambitious plans for kayaking. I didn’t really have a lot of time to do very much research about New Caledonia and Noumea before I arrived, but […]

I’m now in Noumea in New Caledonia on the verge of organising all of my gear and supplies to load into my kayak tomorrow, and paddle to my first destination, the beautiful Ile de Pins (Isle of Pines). As usual I have a great sense of anticipation, but tempered with a well seasoned measure of […]

The YIN and YANG of AIRPORTS I’m now at the salubrious airport in Singapore, and not minding at all that I have to wait 5 hours until my next flight to Melbourne, using the fast free wifi and availing of all the great facilities here. I could easily spend a week here just hanging out. […]

THE BIG ADVENTURE STARTS HERE Hallelujah!!!! I’ve just broken through the final hurdle at Manila Airport; checking in my oversized and overweight bags containing my kayak, paddle, drybags, hammock and all my camping and kayaking paraphernalia, plus my large heavy underwater housing and snorkelling gear, without having to pay any excess baggage. This is when […]