Easter Island – Approaching the Anchorage
This morning on checking out on the balcony we were amazed to be welcomed by a sky full of twinkling stars, a good omen for today’s visit to Easter Island. As I write this update, it is now 08:25 and we are on our final approach to the anchorage at the west end of the island. Currently about 1/2 mile from shore we have no wind and a very low swell. We have slowly passed the town and a small coaster lying at anchor and are now manoeuvring into position. Basically, it is as close as you will ever get to a mill pond, on a remote island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
No guarantees until the ship is brought up to the anchor, after the splash, and rumble and the tenders are actually in the water. However, at the present moment I would say it looks good for getting ashore at Easter Island. Still with fingers crossed, as only about 1 in 7 ships actually manage to put people ashore.