The locals gave us almost 20 tern eggs yesterday; we used them for French toast and banana bread today. They were nice and fresh! I used them in an almost 2:1 ratio since they are kind of small. There are tons of birds on the motu by the pass and apparently if you take an egg from their nest, they lay another, like chickens.
Then we went and played volleyball at the beach with a local family and brought them in dinner. There are two other boats here also who came in. We had a very nice time. Then we came home to unwind and another set of cousins stopped by at the boat, offered us lobsters, and played a little guitar and sang traditional songs. It was very nice. We offered for them to come play volleyball with us tomorrow, then come over to the boat for dinner with their nice lobsters and we'll cook for them. Very nice, friendly, and hospitable people here. There are 15-16 locals here depending on whom you ask.
The sea turtles are starting to come to shore and lay their eggs. They drew pictures; these appear to be HUGE turtles!! Would be GREAT to get to go watch that, but it's on the ocean side and usually occurs at night. Two of our friend boats got to see it when they were here a few weeks ago. Would be fun to see. Would also be fun to see them hatch. Integrity did find an eggshell washed up on shore. Maybe it was old, unlikely that they are hatching this time of year.
We are watching the weather, may be leaving here around a week from now or so unless weather changes in that time, which it frequently does. We are having a nice time, and lots of nice things to do here while we watch the weather.