A Monumental Easter

Dutchman Jacob Roggeveen’s expedition to the South Pacific in 1722, led to the discovery of an extraordinary remote island on Easter Sunday.

Whilst on his second voyage to the Pacific in March 1774, Captain James Cook revisited Easter Island to take on supplies. With the ships ‘Resolution’ and ‘Adventure’ at anchor in Hanga Roa Bay, the expedition’s artist, William Hodges, went ashore and captured this dramatic landscape.

William_Hodges_A_View_of_the_Monuments_of_Easter_Island_Rapanui_c1775_01aWilliam Hodges RA, A View of the Monuments of Easter Island (Rapanui). 1775.

Cook was frustrated in his quest for fresh food and water, commenting “… nature showed itself very sparing in its gifts to this island”.

I appear to have fared somewhat better than the intrepid Cook: This morning, whilst on one of my regular reconnoitres through the house; I uncovered an enormous cache of HCBs along with a variety of chocolate eggs and rabbits in an out-of-the-way cupboard!

I hope everyone else’s Easter holds equal promise!

Jack Plane

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About Jack Plane

Formerly from the UK, Jack is a retired antiques dealer and self-taught woodworker, now living in Australia.
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8 Responses to A Monumental Easter

  1. Eric R says:

    As do I, my friend.
    Thank you for this excellent site.
    It is easily one of my favorites.
    Happy Easter.

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  2. FIG Woodworks says:

    Have a happy and safe Easter Jack

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  3. Joe says:

    And for you and yours. And this late in the day your earless rabbits by now….

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  4. Le Loup says:

    Good post, thank you. I did not even know it was Easter yet! Time seems to just slip by out bush.
    Regards, Keith.

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  5. otto0880Richard says:

    What are HCBs?

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  6. LD says:

    What, no HBC, chocolate or rabbit photos? (Perhaps the cache vanished before photos could be taken…)

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