Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Rapa Nui

With the fantastic native name of Rapa Nui, I don't know why anyone would call it Easter Island.
 Ahu Tongariki at Sunrise

Rano Raraku

Ranu Kao

 Most of the Moai and Ahu look like this now.

  Ahu Tongariki as seen from Rano Raraku.

 The remains of one of the roads or tracks used to move the moai.

 View from Orongo

  Ahu Tongariki

 Many of the moai never made it to their ahu and are left laying all over Rapa Nui.

Rano Raraku - the "Factory" or "Nursery" where the moai were carved.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Torres del Paine NP, Chile

Here are a few photos of Torres del Paine National Park in Chile.

Los Cuernos del Paine from Lake Grey

Glacier Grey

Morning view of Torres del Paine from EcoCamp

On the trail to the towers base

It was foggy and snowing when we got to the base of the towers. We couldn't see the towers. After eating lunch we were wet and cold and the group decided to head back. As we packed up it began to clear a little. I waited around as the others headed down the trail. It did clear up and soon the others were back with me taking pictures.  

I enjoyed everything about Torres del Paine and would love to go back. However what I enjoyed most was the people I met at EcoCamp. I usually don't join tours or groups when traveling but I might start doing it more often. I met awesome people from around the world. I wish all the people I met at EcoCamp were my neighbors. I do like to think of them as neighbors. Just wish we could all get to get together for dinner again.