New Caledonia November 29 - December 7, 2008

Joining us for the week were Dick and Kaki Bedell, Gene and Susan Miller, Jesse and Jill Steindler, and Ted and Brian Keith.

Brian Keith arrives from Brisbane. Hasn't seen brother Ted in 20 years!

Molly's younger sister, Jill and Jesse Steindler arrive from Fiji

Susan and Gene Miller arrive in Noumea

Molly buzzing Tom

Susan and Gene Miller arrive in Noumea

Ted Keith arrives in Noumea...greeting his brother Brian for the first time in 20 years

Major Wager docked at Noumea

Dick and Kaki Bedell at the aquarium in Noumea

Captain Walter giving the welcome brief

Dick adjusting to life on Major Wager

Dick entertaining

Katie diving

Susan earned her Padi diving certification

Jill and Jesse getting ready to dive

Dive gear

Jesse and Jill diving

Jesse, "This is the best day of my life!"

Tom diving

Gene diving

Susan diving

Jesse and Jill celebrating the dive

Gene and Susan accomplish their qualifying dives for certification. Champagne flows!

Ted organized a workout on the beach

Jesse, "This is the best day of my life"

Martha served a Mexican lunch

Kayaking to a decrepit prison colony

Can you imagine 15 years of hard labor in the jungle? The heat, the bugs and the boredom!

Up a lazy river...

We found a waterfall

Swimming in a freshwater pond

Happy Hikers

Jill hooks up!

Gene plays with Amy Grant, Kenny Loggins and Chicago...but he is awesome on his own in the South Pacific

Jeremy sings James Taylor with Gene

Ted, "This is the best day of my life!"

Gene and Susan do a duet!

First fish ever! Jesse lands a grouper.

Everyone going snorkeling and diving

Gene and Susan in the clear bottom canoe!

Then entire group in one of the prison cells!

Group photo


Molly, "This is the best day of my life!"

Swimming in the pool!

Tom, "The best day of my life!"

Ted gives Dick therapy

Gene and Susan, "This is the best day of our lives!"

Gene and Tom jamm'n

Music every night...

Gene is incredible...

Gene and Jeremy - workout on the beach

Molly and Ted


Triple hook-up!

First Yellow Fin ever!

Cam scores!

Susan - Fish ON!

Cam lands a sailfish!

Gene's hooked up!

Molly helping Susan

Ted fought a giant tuna for over an hour...the Yellow Fin prevailed

Cam's on!

Gene, "This is the best day of my life!"

"This is hard work."

Brian fighting a Mahi Mahi

Cam's got a sailfish

Jill wrestling a Yellow Fin

Flying the flag