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.
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!