Baie Papaye, New Caledonia, South Pacific, March-April 2021

With all international flights canceled and strict protocols and quarantine for the few travelers accepted into the country, New Caledonia has maintained its corona-free status since April 2020.

In the beginning of last month (March), however, some few positive cases were detected and the entire territory put in 4 weeks lockdown.

This is just after cyclone “Niran” and we are fresh out of the mangrove. As no nautical navigation, nor water sports, are allowed during the lockdown, we choose a protected bay to spend the isolation time in. 

An hour's walk a day is allowed, an appreciated stroll to stretch the legs and explore the exciting and diverse surroundings, which in my wild imagination takes us back to a prehistoric time.

Also 4 weeks in the very same spot flies very quickly! 

No day is the same. The sceneries, light, tides, sunsets and lunar phases are, as always, just as fascinating and oh so spellbinding.

The month of April has just begun and the strict isolation measures are starting to ease. With other words soon possible for us to stock up on water and food to remain autonomous for another month or two!


  1. Stunning sunrise picture! What ISO, aperture and stutter speed did you use for those shot? What depth of field is ideal for taking landscape photography?
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  2. What a photography! it's really amazing. waiting for the next post.

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  3. Wonderful pictures! Sunrise images are really beautiful. Yes, a protected bay can be used for isolation.