We moved from Rabaul to Kokopo, just 10 NM on the other side of the bay, much closer to the shops and easier to finalise our provisioning. We anchored in front of a fancy beach resort with friendly staff who were happy to look after our dinghy which we left on the beach while we hit the town. Kokopo has been a pleasant surprise with friendly people, great shops and a relaxed atmosphere. Once fully provisioned, a trip to the local museum was on the agenda to learn more about the colonial history (German, British and then Australian until 1975) as well as the WW2 impact on this area (major Japanese base bombed by the Allied forces). And finally, to recover from he heat and humidity, a quick dip in the pool at the resort. Not a bad first few days in PNG.