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Travelogue: Rapa Nui – Highlights of Day 5 (continued) + Days 6 & 7 Te Pito Kura the magnetic stone, Manavai plant enclosures, Hare Moa stone chicken coops and Anakena Beach. Right next to Paro (the toppled moai) I found a stone enclosure with a large stone in the centre and four small stones surrounding it. The smaller stones are “seats” and people can sit here and place their hands on the large stone to absorb the energy. The evening before I was told about this place and that the magnetism here causes compasses to spin uncontrollably.  Also, according to my source (at the B&B) – when she visited the site on a trip to the island a few years before, it was demonstrated to her that a stationary car with its engine turned off, rolls upwards against a slight incline as soon as the hand-brake is released -…

Travelogue – Highlights of Day 5 – Rapa Nui: Rano Raraku Crater and Lake, Papa Vaka Petroglyphs and Garden and Paro the fallen Moai at Te Pito Kura Day 5 (Part 1) I woke up at about 3am and something was amiss. It was quiet outside. The stormy weather had died down. This could just be a lull I thought, but what if it holds? I reset my alarm and went back to sleep, holding thumbs. I was up early. It was still dark, but everything seemed calm outside. The owner of the B&B had a full-time tenant who worked at Rano Rarako and I was hoping he would give me a lift with the aim to hike from there right around the north coast. Considering the forecast I knew it was a bit ambitious, but at the very least I would get to see the inside of the crater…