Far Away part óf CHILE – Isla de Pascau, Easter Island

Rapa Nui and Honga Roa*Dansk version findes længere nede i teksten.

   This small Lava Island  is located entirely for itself,  and without sand bays, almost. (one on the north side),  and there is only one sailboat anchored far out. Here, distances are calculated in  4 aircraft hours at a time,    4  hours to the mainChile, do. to Tahiti, 2 x 4hrsT. to NZ, 3 x 4 hrs. to Australia, 4 x 4 hrs. to Bali etc.

   The airport has a 5.5 km long runway, built by America for the possible space ferries emergency landing on the southern Earth hemisphere.

   I was well after a restless night in NZ, and suddenly five hours are lost between Tahiti and here. Villa Tiki’s owner was in the Airport with a name board and a Bougainville flower neckless (LEI). We got a cup of coffee in her tropical garden that surrounds her house. Large room. Spacious, primitive but delightfully quiet. Except for the gallant cocks.

   Have this evening eaten Calmers down at the North end of Port. Fine Sunset after a rainy day. A nice environment, but maybe deserted parts of the year? Everything is lava. Tomorrow, rucksack must be emptied for the first time in five weeks.

-continued 06 Nov. .

   Have seen in a single day what I came for as well as the atmosphere of the people. Everyone is smiling and helpful. Especially colorful is the large cemetery. The Pacific Ocean is so nice out there on the Horizon. It’s a bit of a thing that all things have come and come from 4,000 km away and transhipped from out there in barges!

   Compounds are generally large, and my hostess has, for example, more than 100 chickens and cocks. Bees too. Very Nice. The gents go to all her descendants. She has seven rooms here plus the private to a son and her. She tells that the weather on the island is either sun or rain, quiet or windy.

  Fell inside with woodcarving Luis Thomas Pate Riroroco, who carves absolutely wonderful with exhibition e.g. at Bishop’s  Museum, Honolulu, walked to Museum was long and hard. Post Office and then Barber, who removed the beard from Australia,s “Outback”.

   After the two, each in a certain violent country (Aus & NZ), I have now come to a silent realization of Existentialism. That was what I was looking for, so now the rest of the travel/project is once again clean tourism, and I will look forward to sharing the rest of my life with my family in a fine, quiet harmony. (-being  MORTAL). I have EXPERIENCED so much in my eighty years. From poverty to “the waxed floors!”

   The day I get home, Sarah’s mother and father will celebrate her 18th.-year day down in K. A. S. Sailing Club. The first grandson, the frontrunner, has left Childhood. She got her driver’s license, and will now roam the streets.

PS: my host was successful, she lifted AN EXTRA 5$ out of my pocket. Her car was suddenly to be used by the son, and the 100    m to the airport did not cost 3 as to the city, but suddenly 5$. Now it was an  important trip. Alas,  yes. Tourists are like cattle. Here are lots of  “retired” couples out on the “venture”. Definitely 60 +.

UDKANT CHILE  –  Isla de Pascau, Påskeøen                              

Rapa Nui og Honga Roa   Denne lille Lava ø ligger helt for sig selv, og uden sandbugter, næsten. (en på nordsiden), og der ligger så kun én sejlbåd ankret langt ude. Her regnes afstande i 4 stk. flytimer ad gangen, 4 timer til hovedlandet Chile, do. til Tahiti, 2 x 2 t. til NZ, 3 X 4 t. til Australien, 4 x 4 t. til Bali osv.    Lufthavnen har en 5,5 km lang landingsbane, bygget af Amerika for evt. at kunne nødlande Rumfærger på den Sydlige Jordkugle.

   Jeg var godt træt efter urolig nat i NZ, og pludselig er fem timer tabt mellem Tahiti og her. Villa Tiki’s ejer var i lufthavnen med et navneskilt og en blomsterkrans (lei). Vi fik en kop kaffe i den tropehave, der omgiver hendes hus. Stort værelse. Rummeligt, primitivt men dejligt stille.  Bortset fra galende haner.

   Har her til aften spist Calmares nede for nordende af havn. Fin solnedgang efter regndag. Et dejligt miljø, men nok øde dele af året? Alt er lava. I morgen skal bagage endevendes for første gang i fem uger.

-fortsat 06 nov..   Har på en enkelt dag set, hvad jeg kom for samt indsnuset folkestemning. Alle er smilende og hjælpsomme. Specielt farverig er den store kirkegård. Stillehavet er så flot derude i horisonten. Det er lidt mærkeligt, at alle ting er kommet og kommer fra 4.000 km væk og omlades derude på reden i pramme!.

   Parceller er generelt store, og min værtinde har f. eks mere end 100 høns og haner. Bier også. Hyggeligt. æggene går til alle hendes efterkommere. Hun har syv værelser her plus privaten til en søn og hende. Hun fortæller, at vejret er enten sol eller regn, stille eller blæsende.

   Faldt indenfor hos træskærer Luis Thomas Pate Riroroco,, der skærer helt vidunderlig med udstilling f.eks Bishop’s Museum, Honolulu, Gåtur til Museum var lang og hård. Posthus og så barber, der fjernede skægget fra Australien,s ”Outback”.

   Efter de to på hver sin vis voldsomme lande, er jeg nu nået til en stille erkendelse af Existentialisme.

Det var det, jeg søgte, så nu er resten af rejse/ PROJEKTET igen ren turisme, og jeg vil glæde mig til at dele RESTEN af mit liv med familien i fin harmoni. (-being MORTAL). Jeg har oplevet SÅ meget i mine firs år.

Fra fattigdom til ”de bonede gulve”!

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Scroll to Top