Around the World in 113 Days travel blog

"Ten Minute Moai" - 7 1/2 x 11 watercolor plein air on...

Maoi in Rano Raraku Quary" - 9x12 watercolor from photo by Ken...

Early Morning Arival

Anakena, Easter Island, Chili

Anakena, Easter Island, Chili

Anakena, Easter Island, Chili

Ahu Tongariki, Easter Island, Chili

Ahu Tongariki, Easter Island, Chili

Ahu Tongariki, Easter Island, Chili

Ahu Tongariki, Easter Island, Chili

Ahu Tongariki, Easter Island, Chili

Rano Raraku Quary, Easter Island, Chili

Rano Raraku Quary, Easter Island, Chili

Rano Raraku Quary, Easter Island, Chili

Rano Raraku Quary, Easter Island, Chili

Rano Raraku Quary, Easter Island, Chili

Rano Raraku Quary, Easter Island, Chili

Rano Raraku Quary, Easter Island, Chili

Tahai, Easter Island, Chili

Tahai, Easter Island, Chili

Tahai, Easter Island, Chili

Easter Island, Chili


1/16 – 1/21

Five sea days brought us 2344 miles to Easter Island. During that time Ken took a class on playing the uke and we both learned how to play cribbage from Wanda and Bill (of course, after four months Ken has forgotten everything).

Easter Island was an excellent stop. It is a hard port to get into since there is no pier for large ships and the water can sometimes be too rough for the tenders. About 50% of the cruise ships that come to this island never get ashore. We had no trouble at all.

We took one of the ship’s tours of the island. The attraction on this island is the Moai. These statues were carved in stone between 1000 – 1600 AD. They were carved in the quarry where the stone was found and then transported to a location overlooking the village (where they were expected to protect the people). Each Moai was carved for an important person who died. During our tour we visited four sites including the quarry.



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