Sailing around the world, discovering new places, peoples and amazing things.....
Friday, January 21, 2011
Day 16 Easter Island
Today was an amazing day made possible by our Captain Olav Van Der Waard and his incredible Officers and crew. We arrived at out anchorage early this morning and the swells were quite large which led to huge waves crashing ashore right where we would have to tender. The Captain determined that it was unsafe to perform tender operations and instead of giving up he sailed to a location on the north shore of Easter Island and worked on a tender solution. He and the crew performed a minor miracle by designing a docking solution for tendering at the alternate location. Great job!!! He certainly made everyone’s day. I went ashore n the first tender with my new friends Ed & Becky and their rental car was waiting at the new location once we got ashore. Then it was off and running. We explored most of Easter Island in about 7 hours. We saw the amazing Ahus and Moais, fabulous coastlines and great scenery. We had just about a perfect day…. I absolutely love Easter Island….. Thanks Captain!!!