Today was difficult for me. Since my tour to Amedee Lighthouse Island was cancelled with little notice (not enough people) I was pretty much left hanging. It’s not surprising since the cost of going to the beach on Amedee Lighthouse Island is $223 per person…. Pricey? All part of the “Grand” Voyage experience. I decided to tour around Noumea checking out the markets, Cathedrals and most importantly the Cultural Center. I took a taxi with a friend to the Tjibaou Cultural Center which is dedicated to the Kanak culture because the architecture is so amazing. I enjoyed my touring and then returned to the ship for a day of bronzing. I would have gone to Duck Island to go snorkeling but didn’t have sufficient time to round up someone to go with. Going snorkeling alone isn’t always the smartest thing. I think I’m going to get cancelled out in Fiji as well.