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


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


Chris and Motu Nui

Nice sunset

More nice sunset

Nice clouds

More nice clouds

The crater

Our car in the fading light

Pink Clouds