In the early morning, on our way to Ranu Raraku, we stopped for the distant sunlight pouring through cracks in the clouds. We are close to the South Coast road and probably near Ahu Runga Va’e.
After spending most of the day at Ranu Raraku, we revisited Ahu Tongariki for a while and then with the last light of the day, we moved a little way west along the South Coast.
We came to this headless fallen moai on a small ahu, between Hanga Tetenga and Hanga Maihiku. There are many such ahus along the South Coast.
Great waves rolled in majestically, leaving plumes of spray hanging on the air. It must be very impressive in a storm.
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