We were awakened before dawn with the departure of the “fast ferry” zooming past us, making our boat rock violently from side to side. Fortunately, most everything was still tied down from our exciting journey from Moorea, so no harm done. Ten minutes later, the construction site next to the “pontoon” we are tied to, roared to life with motor scooters arriving, saws buzzing, and a jack hammer drilling. Good morning Papeete! With our morning coffee came a beautiful wind jammer ship into the harbour, followed quite closely by an ugly princess of a cruise boat. We spent the morning doing little projects around our Sweet Dream, and after a late lunch, went to the town hall for our rendezvous with the World ARC. Stephanie gave an informative talk about the Leeward Society Islands, which brought much sorrow to our hearts. It is incredible how much has changed in the four years since we were here last. Now there are a lot of rules and regulations in place starting in Bora Bora. It made several of us refer to Bora Bora as the new Galapagos. Too bad. The dancing was beautiful and we were reacquainted with a lovely family we had met in Cartagena two years ago. At the end of the evening we were invited to go participate in karaoke. We declined the formal invite, retired to our Sweet Dream, ate a nice spaghetti supper washed down with red wine, and proceeded to sing our own three part karaoke to the entire Dark side of the Moon album of Pink Floyd. Really good Fun! One time we were super happy to be out on A dock all by ourselves!image1.