Easter Island Journals

Easter Island

A February 2008 trip to Easter Island by statesidecruiser

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Quote: Easter Island is one of the most remote of the inhabited places on earth.

Easter Island

Overview

Quote:
Easter Island is one of the most remote of the inhabited places on earth. Only some 150 square miles in area, it lies in the Pacific Ocean, 2,000 miles off the west coast of South America and 1,250 miles from the nearest inhabitable land of Pitcairn Island. Easter Island has a unique story, much of which is surrounded in mystery. Its volcanic soil was not suited for crop production, as was the soil of other Polynesian islands. What made Easter Island different from the other islands in the area was that crop production took very little effort, as virtually the only crop that would grow in the sterile soil was the sweet potato. This grew in abundance. There was no fishing o...Read More

Easter Island

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Easter Island Photo,
Quote:
Easter Island is one of the most remote of the inhabited places on earth. Only some 150 square miles in area, it lies in the Pacific Ocean, 2,000 miles off the west coast of South America and 1,250 miles from the nearest inhabitable land of Pitcairn Island. Easter Island has a unique story, much of which is surrounded in mystery. Its volcanic soil was not suited for crop production, as was the soil of other Polynesian islands. What made Easter Island different from the other islands in the area was that crop production took very little effort, as virtually the only crop that would grow in the sterile soil was the sweet potato. This grew in abundance. There was no fishing o...Read More