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Old 20-03-2013, 20:57   #16
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Re: New Caledonia and Vanuatu

In our experience, and by comparing to others in the same time period, the severity of the quarantine inspection in Noumea varies dramatically with the specific agent that comes to your boat. Ranges from draconian to cursory. No known way to predict the outcome, so ones planning revolves around the willingness to be raped of everything if you are unlucky! It is hard to believe in the usefulness of the process in protecting New Cal against the outside world... sorta like the Aussie termite inspection! Depending on Noonsite for this sort of info is risky, for they are often well out of date.

We've spent a lot of time in both NC and Vanuatu, and enjoy them both. Which you will like best depends on your priorities.

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Old 20-03-2013, 22:52   #17
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Ilse de Pines is my favorite area:
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Re: New Caledonia and Vanuatu

WooHooo found my copy of Tuskers 2003 Guide to Vanuatu. Yes, Tanna Is the main reason for going.
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Take a longer trip to Vanuatu with a short detour to New Cal. You won't be disappointed.
Will try and hook up when we get over there. Where are you based.
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new caledonia now have similar quarentine restrictions to australia,they will take all your fresh veg,eggs etc off you.
Yeah, I didn't know about this. But the quarantine guy couldn't be bothered coming out to the boat (I was anchored) so he asked me to go out the boat and bring them back. I gave him one potatoe and an onion.
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I agree about Tanna, but the walk there is well worth it and it will allow you to arrive with enough time to walk around the back of the volcano. Which most people don't see.



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Will try and hook up when we get over there. Where are you based.
I'm based in Vila but as the admiral informed me on the phone tonight I'm more often away than at home
The Waterfront Bar & Grill is where the yachties tend to congregate and most anybody at the "table of knowledge" at the bar will be able to point you in my direction.
Ask for kiwi Pete or Pete the boat fixer.
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Yeah, I didn't know about this. But the quarantine guy couldn't be bothered coming out to the boat (I was anchored) so he asked me to go out the boat and bring them back. I gave him one potatoe and an onion.
you must have had a good teacher
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I'm based in Vila but as the admiral informed me on the phone tonight I'm more often away than at home
The Waterfront Bar & Grill is where the yachties tend to congregate and most anybody at the "table of knowledge" at the bar will be able to point you in my direction.
Ask for kiwi Pete or Pete the boat fixer.
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Hey Simon if you can't find that tusker guide pm me and I can send you a copy from the copy I made from your copy in port villa 2008
cheers for that, as that trip north from villa was a true highlight

Edit just found the second page guess you found that guide
Those photo just make me want to go back for everything except the festering sores!
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Hey Simon if you can't find that tusker guide pm me and I can send you a copy from the copy I made from your copy in port villa 2008
cheers for that, as that trip north from villa was a true highlight

Edit just found the second page guess you found that guide
Those photo just make me want to go back for everything except the festering sores!
Ok now you have me. is this the Ben of Ben and Chrissy H?
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Got it in one,
Great to see you are still living the dream , us ? We are having a lot of fun but I ain't called housed for nothing! anyway that's enough about me I am irrationally paranoid about online footprints ( you'd be paranoid too if they were after you ; ). )
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Got it in one,
Great to see you are still living the dream , us ? We are having a lot of fun but I ain't called housed for nothing! anyway that's enough about me I am irrationally paranoid about online footprints ( you'd be paranoid too if they were after you ; ). )
Hey just move on to a boat and move about, I am officially an Itinerant, Homeless person even to the point of not having to compulsory vote in any election...unless I wish to.
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