Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Today is our last of 4.5 days at sea to reach Easter Island. By tomorrow morning 7 am we will be at anchor off the island the natives call Rapa Nui. (The first European landed on it on Easter in the 1700s, hence the name.) The days at sea have been so enjoyable and they went by so fast! The weather has been sunny and pleasant with lots to do: yoga classes, walks on the track, lectures on the area cultures, a computer class, playing scrabble and cards, joining a ship’s choir, reading (Ron’s loving Edgar Sawtelle and I’m finding several of my favorite authors in the library), lots of new foods ( I try escargot--not my favorite), special celebrations for Australia Day and the beginning of the Chinese New Year. Also there are tons of games on the new laptop—fun! I am attaching pictures of us leaving the Lima Harbor and the view from the fantail where we have our breakfast each morning.