11/ 7 / 99 Report / Na'alehu Anthony

Today we received confirmation that the earliest that we could leave is Tuesday , Nov 9. Weather permitting we want to leave in the afternoon after a departure ceremony. We are finishing manifesting equipment and starting to load fishing gear and cooking utensils. We have one last thank you dinner tonight. We want to make sure those who hosted us on Rapa Nui knows how much we appreciate all of their hospitality and kindness. They have really opened their home to us as if we were all long lost family members.

The wind is still out of the north and the swells are supposed to come up in the next few days. If the swells do rise, it will be hard to get out of the harbor at Hanga Piko. The harbor is very similar to the one at Hale-o-Lono in Moloka'i in that in big surf, the harbor is inexcessible either way.

For more information on the quest for Rapa Nui, go to the PVS Homepage