154 - 21st June 2006 - Anakena, Rano Raraku, Orongo


The main road across the middle of Easter Island


Easter Island countryside


Fields of grass


The view of Rano Raraku from the middle of the island


Our wheels - This time in the sun!


Ahu Nau Nau


The back of Nau Nau


Pip on the beach at Anakena


Peaceful waves


The beach


Big sky


Anakena beach and Ahu Nau Nau


Around the coast near Ohave beach


Ohave beach


Pip on Ohave beach


Caves in the red rock - We think this may have been where the topknots were from


Approaching Rano Raraku


Ahu Tongariki


Rano Raraku


Ahu Tongariki


Ahu Tongariki


Ahu Tongariki in the bright sun


One of the moai that was washed inland in the 1960s tsunami


Approaching Rano Raraku


Rano Raraku


Rano Raraku


Ahu Tongariki from the slopes of Rano Raraku


The moai on the slopes of Rano Raraku


Heeellllp! - (Note to rangers - not touching - clever angles)


Super Strong Man - (Rangers, Not Touching, Angles etc)


Incomplete moai


Weather worn statue


This one is a double moai. When an error was made on the face they used the rock to make a new one. You can see the first ones shoulders near the base.


Looking out to sea


Looking along the path


Looking up the slopes


My favourite moai


Chris and Hinariri


Hinariri


The one on the right is called Piri Piri - It basically means 'Stinky'


Inside the crater


Can someone explain how fish get into a volcano?


Local fruit


The view from the lip of the volcano


Looking down on the lake from the ridge


They carved moai very high up!


Even from up here! You can just see Ahu Tongariki in the distance


View across the island to Rano Kau Volcano


Chris driving the 4x4!


Carvings at Orongo brought out by the setting sun


Homes built underneath the rock


Sunset lighting up the homes


Motu Nui at sun down


Chris watching the sunset


It was very pretty


See?


Chris and Motu Nui


Nice sunset


More nice sunset


Nice clouds


More nice clouds


The crater


Our car in the fading light


Pink Clouds