Rapa Nui - Rano Raraku
This was our favourite site and an absolute must for any visitor. This the quarry where nearly all of the moari were carved and an incredible 397 unfinished maori still lie.
The maori were carved in situ and then lowered into prepared pits for the back to be carved and stood upright in the ground for the face to be carved. The heads below were completed on completed bodies, Thor Heyerdahl (Kon Tiki expedition) excavated one of the heads to prove this.
Note the long sleeves for the first time since England! We each have four layers on, we haven't expanded!