Nomea is in New Caledonia. In spite of the name, it is a bit of the French Speaking world out in the Pacific Ocean.
We docked in the commercial port and had to take a shuttle bus to town. None of which I really remembered till walking into the Passenger terminal on the ocean edge of town. I found what I was looking for immediately – not the craft area upstairs featuring junk earrings, t-shirts and brightly colored and flowered women’s dress – but the large commercial grocery store right across the street. Something about toothpaste, sun block and not paying ship board prices. Hair bands wouldn’t be a bad idea either.
I looked at taking one of the beach buses, or the 7 stop Ho-Ho but elected to wander around town for a while. I was in the museum the last time I was here. I thought about swimming. Then I went back to the ship to relax, read and stitch.
While I was in Queensland, I picked up the fabric for another Fractal cross stitch. I have fabric with me, but the patterns are hard copy and seem to have taken a trip back to California when I wasn’t been careful on packing. So the patterns I had in PDF all, of course, needed a different size fabric from what I had. That, and I wanted to stick with something for which I essentially already had the threads.
So there I was, back on ClicknStitch. Fractal 322, in the bookmarks fit the bill