After great first night dinner and wave and cockcrow sleeping deprivation, last night and still on Tahuata, slept like a baby and didnt hear waves or cocks. In short yesterday a rocky 4 hr return 4WD trip to a coastal northern village, sighting kapok trees and the veritable garden of Eden along the way. Home made fruit beer strong with alcohol not altogether drinkable, so only had one swig. Stopped by at someone's house for the township shop for icecreams Taro. Visited friends of Marqisan driver and talked about their honey business in need of all equipment (I to send contact details of our Tassie french honey producer), and how govt spraying pesticide and killing bees. Back into main town and museum visit. Back 'home' for sumptuous local lunch. Off to look at petroglyphs, and original stone platforms via southern 4WD road in afternoon. Dinner. Simply brilliant day. Today we sail for Ua Poa.