Friday, August 20, 2010

New Caledonia Land of the screen saver

I have been traveling in Nouvelle-Calédonie for the last week with my family. Winter in the french pacific is perfect. This is the place that looks like the plam tree screen saver.
Amazing locations, white beaches and such bright clear light. Coffee, baguettes, croissants, Kanak huts, and coral. What more could you ever need?

But the plastic washing up on the beaches is sad. The top of the tide line was filled with coconuts, rubber thongs (flip flops, and in local French, "claquettes") plastic bottles, tooth brushes and delicate nautilus shells.