I met Sabrina at the airport. “Welcome back to paradise honey! Sorry about the deluge!!”
To weather the storm, I anchored Aldebaran in Taravao, Baie Phaeton, which is the spot between the two lobes of Tahiti (grey icon in the map below). The airport in Papeete is an hour to the west.
Nobody likes to arrive from travel with bags to a soggy boat… so we did the smart thing and got an Airbnb for the night. Added bonus: washing machine! A rare commodity in French Polynesia.