Fakarava / by Christian COULOMBE

My trip to Fakarava was sort of adventure last week !
The following day after my arrival at Tetamanu (south channel) we had to face heavy rains and winds up to 50kts !
Everything was so wet, and water started dripping from the vegetal roof in my room.
The journey back to the north channel took three times longer than usual and was very rough. Finally the aircraft was unable to land with 40kts crosswind, and I found myself stuck in Fakarava in the storm.
The following night, the runway was completely inundated with debris and rubbish brought by the strong waves of the ocean.
I finally left on the fourth day, to Tahiti.
This is how it is sometimes during the rainy season in the Pacific ...