Once the anchor was secure and snubbed, the sail covers on, the sun tarp up, and the dingy launched, we went ashore as instructed. Chief Nicholson escorted us through the clean and orderly village. The architecture is simple yet elegant. Thatched roofs with long eaves sit on top of walls either of woven pandanus leaves or lashed saplings. The windows are latticed with bamboo strips in clever geometric designs. Other than the occasional sleeping bench, most of life's activity occurs at ground level on sleeping mats, eating mats, around cooking fires, etc.