Navigation aids marked the location of reefs.
The chart shows our route as we wind our way through the reefs to starboard with the mountain ridges to port.
The ridge line or "chain" of mountains diminished as we sailed north.
The mountain chain turned from red soil to golden sand.
Koumac is a mining center. The conveyor brings nickel ore to the ship that docks at this pier.
Sunset from our anchorage at Koumac