Aku-Aku Eclipse

Easter Island

July 11th, 2010

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After Anakena, Ovahe is the only sandy beach in the island. One can imagine canoes arriving and, failing to find either easy place to land, turning back toward their distant islands. They'd talk of a fabulous “Big Island” or, in their Polynesian language, “Rapa Nui”.

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This promontory off Ovahe beach was used as a crematorium as the Easter Island society collapsed, and is a protected site today.

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by John Walker
July 20th, 2010
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