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Photo of the Day – Hanga Roa Easter Island

Posted by on Jan 12, 2012 | 0 comments

Photo of the Day – Hanga Roa Easter Island

After arriving in Hanga Roa Easter Island late last night, I got a solid night’s sleep and this morning I set out to begin my exploration of Easter Island. I started with the island’s only town, Hanga Roa. Virtually all of the small island’s 3,800 residents live in Hanga Roa and after a stroll down the main street and over to the charming harbor, it’s easy to see why people love this mellow little town. Not even the morning market disturbs the calm of Hanga Roa Easter Island. Avenue Atamu Tekena is the town’s main street and the bank, post office, fax, internet and market are all located just a few steps from each other. The town’s main church is also a great place for a Sunday morning visit. Surfers were out enjoying the steady waves just offshore and in the colorful harbor I spotted a giant green sea turtle swimming around just below the boats. Moai are everywhere on the island and Hanga Roa is no exception. This one at Ahu Tautira seems to be standing guard over the harbor.

Hanga Roa Easter Island

The main town of Hanga Roa, Easter Island

 

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