|On the way to Marabou, which is the northern
part of New Caledonia, for diving my wife
and I had a chance to go horseback riding.
Mr.Tominaga who is the manager of blue lagoon,
arranged it for us. We had a 1 hour long
ride. It was a ranch next to OUENGHI golf
course, 20 minutes from Tontouta airport.
We could borrow only riding helmets there.
We hadn't prepared for riding at all. So
we rode like in the pix below. I,wore a pair
of short pants, and welted my calves. I had
known I would, I realized anew how important
equipment is. But it was a very good experience
that we could ride at a canter in the river
and through the woods. After that, Mr.Tominaga
showed us around Noumea. We had lunch at
a charcoal burner pizza parlor and he took
us to Magenta airport. It was a very lucky
and fruitful time. We had not decided what
we should do for killing time. I wanted to
express my appreciation to Mr.Tominaga. By
the way, we couldn't see any white men at
all at Magenta airport and the number of
passengers for Malabu was 2, only us. We
were getting a little bit nervous. But the diving in the unknown sea from
the next day was very exciting.