It is surprising to think that we have now been in
the Marquesas for a week. A lot of the time has been spent in various
restaurants and hotels, celebrating our successful crossing of the Pacific, so
perhaps it is not so surprising that the time has flown by. For all but
one day we have been anchored in the small port next to the town of Atuona in
The town is small, but despite being on a remote
tropical island it is surprisingly well supplied, with supermarkets, hardware
stores, bank, post office, two ATMs and a Gaugin visitors center.
Most importantly, it has mobile internet and wifi
hotspots just like anywhere else in the world. Our mobile internet dongle
should work in all the Marquesas, Tuamotos and Society islands so we will
be able to connect for the next six weeks without having to use our more
expensive satellite connection.