Sep 03, 2018 - National Geographic Orion
Despite the incessant winds and waves, we skillfully managed to approach Marokua Atoll, a seldom-visited site where a small community of around ninety people happily received us. To our surprise (and speaking from theirs surely!) we were told to be the first tourists they have ever received on the island! The very heavy tropical rain that unleashed after our arrival did not prevent us from sharing some interesting hours with the locals and learning about their lives through a mixture of our broken French and English words. The locals have been waiting this heavy rain for some time, as this is their principal source to replenish their water tanks of fresh water, do their laundry, etc. After a few hours ashore and an exciting ride back, we resumed our trip to the east.
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