Landfall in Raivavae

When we arrived at dawn, the island looked spectacular with clouds rolling over the vertical cliffs of the mountain, illuminated by fiery rays of fresh sunlight. As last night was rather strenuous with squalls, torrential rainfall, and confused, lumpy seas, we rested for a while after we’d dropped the anchor and only went for a quick stroll to the village of Rairua in the afternoon. This place is so sleepy that little Rikitea in the Gambier feels like a bustling metropolis.

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