|This is probably the worst "selfie with dog" the world |
has ever seen. But anyway, there are lots of
dogs strolling around all over the island.
Today we planned to hike. As the streets are quite bumpy in the village (which seems to be a global island phenomena) and get even worse in the countryside, we were suggested to walk instead of going by scooter. After we met some cattle and horses along the trail, we arrived at the first highlight: ana te pahu, a crashed big lava tube which was used as a orchard and dwelling by the historic Rapa Nui people. The crashed underground lava tube provided not only shelter from the strong winds here, on both sides there was even water in the tunnel parts of the tube. Some banana trees may either survived here over the centuries or may have been re-planted.
|The pond on the one side of the lava tube|
(with flashlight, because it was completely dark here)