I think i mentioned before that the breakfasts were great at this place. Every morning at breakfast the cat kept trying to sneak in and guilt us in to giving her food. The family kept removing her from the room, but on this morning she never got a chance to come in through the door, so she went outside and stood on a ornamental Moai in the garden, the whole time trying to judge whether she could make the jump across to the window. She eventually had a go and she made it.
I went on a bit of a grocery shop with my guide, the groceries were lunch for everyone working on the Kingdom Hall that day.
I thought it was interesting that they seem to like white eggs, where-as I think in Oceania we think the brown ones are nicer. The fact is that there is no difference.
Journey to the highest pointThe only thing I wanted to achieve on this day was to walk to the highest point. I got a lift to the beginning of a path that you can take to get there.
|This is looking out towards Hanga Roa, which is where everyone lives|
|A giant crater on the way.|
|while you're up there you see horses wandering everywhere|
|this marks the highest point|
Just sitting on the grass up there for a while and looking out at the sea is amazing. The sea is all around you 360 degrees. The big sea clouds just roll over above. I like the contrast of the land and sea in these shots.
I went off the path for about 10 minutes just to look around and saw this marking, its actually a symbol for one of their old gods. Likely very old, it impressed on me how every square metre of this place probably has some history about it.
The walk back down
The walk up had a constant consistent gradient, it was challenging only in that it took a while and you were wondering how much further. But this gradient suits coming back down very nicely.
On the way back, we stopped by at the Kingdom Hall again to take a look. The frame had gone up in the morning, a few days earlier the concrete was just laid. On the far right they had also started on the stone wall in the Chilean style.
I made a booking for this, the only, Japanese restaurant on the island. I was surprised they even had one, and a real one at that. This is no.1 best dinner I've ever had. I really want to go to Japan one day.
|and coke of course.|