Sunday, January 11, 2009

Thio.

I haven't written here in over a year and I think it is time to get back to it. I will start back with what we have been up to this last few days. We have been camping on the east coast in a little mining town called Thio. The site we camped at this time we have visited for day trips many times before but never stayed. We have always stayed at another site north of Thio because we thought it had better toilet facilities but having been there now and actually looking the place over properly the toilet's are perfectly good. I probably wouldn't want to be here when the place is over flowing because there really is only two toilets but for us and the other two tents that were there this time it was fine.
This little sheltered beach is about 10 kilometre's south of the township of Thio. It has all the things we love to do like lazing under coconut palm trees(watch out for the falling ones though), a bit of snorkeling on the little reef and swimming in some wonderfully clear water. As you can see there is also lots of space for a bit of bike riding.

When you get to the township of Thio there isn't much else to do other than the above mentioned things I think that is why we like it so much. It's quiet and greener(wetter) than what you will find on the west coast. It feels like you are in another world but really we are only 2 hours from the hubbub of Noumea.