It took our cruise ship "Pride of Aloha" two days of continuous southward sailing from Hawaii before it reached one of the islands of Kiribati. But it was worth the effort. As we got out of our tenders and on to the island dock, we were serenaded by the islanders with their native love songs. The shool children garbed in flower garlands and grass skirts entertained us with dances and songs. It was an unforgettable experience.