Aitutaki aprés le cyclone PAT
The Hotel Lagoon Resort was completely destroyed by cyclone Pat.
chala Med 19/03/2010 22:10Hello Torsten
In fact 15 minuts before the flight from Rarotonga we were not shure we could reach aitutaki.
we found an island without any flower, no animals , no insects, all are gone with the wind.
The trees broken and completely dry, 90 % of houses are broken and no roofs. People are under choc and keep silent, the cyclone began from 2 am until 5 am at 220 Km/h
The staff of Samade was very nice and prepared us one room with three beds, but at night the rain drops on my bed.
We did the lagoon tour with Teking, it was not so nice for me because they spend much time on snorkeling and only 25 min in one foot island, so I could not make the fotos I wished to do there.
Anyway the trip was nice and the main thing is that we could go to paradise.
I did not post more photos of the wrekage because I do not want to make bad publicity to the island, they need tourism.
I hope you have a nice stay at Hawai and make nice shootings (certainly)
Best regards to you and Madame
Torsten ohne H 19/03/2010 19:54Hello Chala,
thank you very much for the photos you mailed me ~ 2-3 weeks ago. We are on Hawaii right now, so I was not able to answer your e-mail earlier. I even did not know that Aitutaki was hit by a Cyclone before your e-mail arrived. Thank you very much for your photos!!!
Aloha from Hawaii,