[090506, 1845 UTC, Arrival Iles Marquises from Islas Galapagos; 0948.19'S / 13901.87'W]

Dear Friends;

We arrived yesterday at 1845 UTC at Ile Hiva Oa, Iles Marquises, French Polynesia after 28 days at sea. The island is lush and tall with jungle cover volcanic mountains stretching to the clouds above us. After dropping both a bow and stern anchor in the tightly packed harbor, friends on Hello World treated us to a luscious breakfast including pamplemousse, the regal cousin of our grapefruit,rich cheeses, and the first fresh eggs we've seen in weeks! Today we'll visit the gendarmerie to check into French Polynesia and see about renting a miniature car to see archeological sites on the windward side of the island.

Vos amis du bateau Carina,

Philip, Leslie et le beau chat, Jake