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Apr 26, 2018 - Lifou

A leisurely overnight sail brought us to Lifou, a much smaller island that is also part of New Caledonia. Its 10,000 member population mostly do subsistence farming; other jobs are scarce. Our ship has been stopping there weekly during the season, which surely a boost to the local economy. There was no real dock where we landed, so a quick and efficient tender service brought us ashore. We took a tour designed to introduce us to the Melanesian culture here. We rode in a bus down a narrow two-lane road for about half an hour past dense...

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Apr 23, 2015 - Lifou, New Caledonia

FOBTs, Greetings from New Caledonia, at least as we sail away toward Vanuatu. Our last stop in New Caledonia was the island of LIFO, which was pretty. What we saw are reasonably portrayed in the pictures uploaded with this update. You'll see one of a residence with a thatched roof. It looked nice, but small. The owner made use of some rather large seashells as decorations around the front door. I speculated that the house was either built by or for Winnie. Winnie who you may ask? Look carefully at the picture and all will be...

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