I love this place. It was always on my top 10 bucket list, never sure if I'd get there or not, but I did, maybe 6 or 7 years ago. Amazing doesn't begin to cover it. I love this cam and remember fondly the souvenir tables pictured here. And the Moai, of course, plus the horses, People are so lovely.
16may19--Brlliant Berry- Thanks for pointing everybody to my comments. EnJoy EnJoy
No one noticed.
6may19--Ha, I failed in my last post to mention that ( 21 april 19 ) WAS , Easter, this year! EnJoy EnJoy
Yo day is Rapa Nui
21apr19--Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen, the island's first recorded European visitor gave the name Paasch-Eyland (18th-century Dutch for "Easter Island") after encountering the island on Easter Sunday (5 April) in 1722. -- EnJoy EnJoy
1nov18--Long holiday week-end in Chile, both the first and the second are national holidays. All Saints' Day and Reformation Day. All Saints' Day and Reformation Day are a public holiday. Two days off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed EnJoy EnJoy
strange lights in the ocean . Anyone else see them?
15oct18-- Mon, Oct 15, 2018 : Columbus Day is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed. EnJoy EnJoy
4oct18-- m/s Maasdam anchored. EnJoy EnJoy
25aug18--A Thank You to our host, Te Moai Sunset, Easter Island , Chile.
PBS aired a documentary on how scientists speculated then demonstrated how the Moai statues were moved from the quarry to their platforms called ahu on the coasts. The tallest Moai erected, called Paro, was almost 33 ft (10 metres ) high and weighed 90.4 tons ( 82 tonnes ). The Moai are protected but the team had a replica built then walked this huge statue uphill and downhill with just a few dozen people. With their backs to the sea, the Moai stand. Awesome
Jay, the sea is about 200 meters away from the camera. I think you would hear the wind and maybe some noise from the restaurant but not the waves. Rapa Nui is windy most of the time.
This is a wonderful cam, but why not some sound for the surf? Please?
Thank you Jose -- Every time I checked the camera was down. I am glad to see you stopped back!Even though you live relatively close compared to where I am (Maryland, US), I am impressed that you were curious enough to travel those long flights (to me!) to see it in person. It sounds like your experiences were very positive. Perhaps because the place is so isolated, they have not learned to be unpleasant -- and likely they enjoy having visitors to their island.I assumed that one would need to love the outdoors to visit such a place -- and since I am not a night life person, it would be a perfect destination -- but so very far away! I have watched many programs about the Moai statues and they remain a deep fascination for me. The only island I have been to is St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands. There too many chickens were running wild, but I cannot say I saw any domestic animals like cats, dogs, or horses running around. The water there is so very blue and clear, but it is definitely geared toward tourists that want to shop and spend!In the US, we are used to traveling from one state to another. I think it takes a special person to love island life. You mentioned you would like to go back, and I'm wondering if you have any future trips planned? I am assuming the main source of income for the island is tourism. I'm not much of a traveler, but I enjoy these cams and hearing about the experiences of others. Thank you again!