Rapa Nui | More Moai and Some Wild Horses

Ahu Tongariki_15 Moai facing the Quarry
The Moai at Ahu Tongariki face their “birthplace”

After visiting the quarry at  Rano Raraku ( Rapa Nui | Seeing is Believing Pt I ), it’s time to explore the island to see how far and wide these monolithic statues traveled. No one knows for sure how the Moai were transported.  NOVA’s  Secrets of Easter Island  provides an excellent overview of prominent theories. Continue reading “Rapa Nui | More Moai and Some Wild Horses”

Rapa Nui | Seeing is Believing Pt I

Approaching the Quarry
Approaching Rano Raraku

Miles from nowhere – the nearest inhabited land is 1289 miles away – Rapa Nui (also known as Easter Island) is one of the most enchanting and remarkable places I have visited. In the tradition of great things coming in small packages, this 63 square mile triangular-shaped island has enough wonderful sites and activities to warrant spending at least a week. We barely scratched the surface with six full days of hiking, biking and exploring and hope to return one day.  Continue reading “Rapa Nui | Seeing is Believing Pt I”