Quad Bike Tour
On our fourth and final day on
Easter Island we
hired a four wheel quad bike for NZ $87.00 for a 24 hour period. They fitted us with good helmets. We went all over the island and viewed some
of the lesser visited historical sites.
By the end of the day Paul said to me “I’m about Moai-ed out”. We had
seen so many Moai, - some upright, some fallen, some intact, some broken into
pieces, some with a red Pukao top knot on the tops of their head, some small
and some huge, all looking remarkably similar. And I replied to Paul “I’m about quad biked
out.” We had covered about 50 km along bumpy dirty red roads all with the hot
sun beating down on us.
So we finished with a swim at a small sandy bay and drove back via the inland route through stands of eucalyptus trees which have successfully been introduced. We called in at the Pukao (top knot) quarry and saw unfinished top knots laying in the grass.
The restaurant with the delicious freshly caught fish served us another beautiful dinner and we sat on the balcony looking out over the sea towards the sunset with a huge Moai silhouetted against the sunset. A classic postcard picture.