Saturday, March 22, 2014

March 22 Photo of the Day: Chile

Motu Nui, Motu Iti and Motu Kao Kao — © 2014 Peter Marble

These islets on the south-west coast of Easter Island (Rapa Nui) can be seen from the ceremonial village of Orongo on the Rano Kau volcano. Once a year members of the Bird Man cult swam to Motu Nui, the largest islet, collected a Sooty Tern egg and raced back to be first up the cliff to Orongo.

Six days on Easter Island during a month in Chile was perhaps our favourite part of that 2008 trip.

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