People around us were trying desperately to photograph the crater, but no pictures ever do this place justice. Reeds float on the lake that fills the crater of this natural fresh water reservoir and while one reflects on how puny man is compared the forces that created this volcano it is worth remembering that only a few years ago this lake was the source of clouds of malaria carrying mosquitos that man has tamed through the introduction of mosquito lava eating fish in the lake. From the highest point you feel you can see the whole of Easter Island putting all of the other sites in perspective. Beware of the weather however as this is also one of the most exposed places to be if the wind and rain moves in. A great place to visit and if you have the time its great to get a taxi from the town to Orongo and then walk slowly back. Having walked from Orongo to the top of the rim of Ranu Kau it is downhill all the way back.
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