The first port that we stopped at on our recent cruise holiday was at Noumea, New Caledonia. We arrived in port around 2.30pm on Monday and went ashore around 3.30pm.
We changed some Australian dollars at the money changer just off the ship at the information desk and took some happy snaps with us holding our foreign currency.
Then we walked the short distance to the park where the bus stop was located and we waited for the bus to Lemon Bay (Baie des Citrons in French)
We ended up following some other passengers from the ship and went onto the next bus stop before getting off. We then relaxed for a couple of hours and went snorkeling.
The water was not that clear, but we could still see the coral and many beautiful tropical fish swimming around amongst the coral.
The sun began to set and God blessed us with a gorgeous sunset.
We walked the short distance back to the bus stop at Lemon Bay and waited 15 minutes for the bus to arrive. It was easy to find where we needed to get off the bus for the ship as the bus stop was located in the middle of the park.
It was getting dark by this stage so we made our way back to the port, had a look around the small market just next to the ship as the sellers packed up their wares.
We took a few last photos before re-boarding the Pacific Dawn. It was then dinner time and so we enjoyed some more of the tasty food in the dining room.
We enjoyed our trip to the Baie des Citrons, in Noumea, New Caledonia. It may have been short, only around 4 hours ashore, but it was still a fun time and we still got to swim, snorkel, enjoy the coral and fish and take 2 bus rides with the locals.
We love traveling and seeing the world!