The Voyage to Nowhere

Leaving Easter Island (continued)

The story continues after this page of pictures.


 
David on deck as Nine of Cups shoots the gap between Rano Kao and some islets close to shore.   The narrow pointy islet is Motu Kao Kao, while the wide flat islet is actually two islets, Motu Iti and Motu Nui.

 
More views of the islets. These islets were part of the annual Birdman ritual to retrieve a tern's egg, swim back to Rano Kau, then climb the steep cliffs to present the unbroken egg. The first person to succeed became chief for the next year.

 
Easter Island recedes into the distance.  

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