Ballade en pirogue
This is one of the most popular attrations in Īle des Pins. It consists of
a trip on a kanak traditional pirogue, where you sail from Saint-Joseph
Beach through the Baie d'Upi. Most tourists then walk a small trail that
leads them to Oro's Pool (see
Piscine d'Oro), but we chose to do this on our own. The upside is
that it allowed us to do the trip back on the pirogue, whereas the others
where picked up near the natural pool by a bus. He he he :-).
January, 21st 2005
All pictures are available either in tar
or zip formats. Also available is a tar
archive of the original pictures,
before being reworked.
Note that the tarballs
contain all the pictures I took, not just the ones I present
on this page.
The family on board our pirogue
We shared the pirogue with a Japanese family on the way in, and then
were the only passengers on the way back.