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Haere Va’e

When we were on Rapa Nui (Easter Island), we were of course barefoot.

But what about the inhabitants of the island? They have a long history of going barefoot. What did they do?

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You Know Where This Is Headed

A couple of days ago that haven of misinformed fluff, The Huffington Post, came up with another of their hard-hitting exposés. This time they tell you 11 Mistakes You’re Making In The Bathroom (And How To Fix Them).

Take a guess. Take a wild guess. What do you think one of the 11 mistakes involves?

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Quarry Quarry

The quarry that the moai were “mined” from was at the volcano Rano Raraku, over on the east side of the island.

We visited it now a week ago (but I’m still catching up wih the blog entries).

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On a Wing and a Prayer

There are of course plenty of tourists on Easter Island. Most arrive via the LAN daily flight.

But that’s not the only way to and from the Island.

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I’m On Top of the World

On Tuesday we headed up to the highest point on Rapa Nui—Easter Island. It was maybe a 4 mile hike up the side of an old volcano.

I figure I was the highest person with his feet on the ground in 2,200 miles.

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Saturday Comic

This weekend’s comic comes to us courtesy of Zero, noted “philosopher” of the Beetle Bailey comic strip.

This one appeared on April 4, 1963.

Beetle Bailey, April 3, 1963

Beetle Bailey, April 3, 1963

 

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Just Like Living In Paradise

On Monday I’ll resume descriptions of the hikes and explorations of Easter Island.

Right now, though, I’ll show you a bunch of pictures that don’t go with any particular theme, except that they are all, in my opinion, spectacular.

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