On the next leg, from the Galapagos to Easter Island, the prevailing winds will be from the south east, which means that much of this leg will be close to the wind. However, getting to the island of the giant statues is well worth the effort, as there are few more interesting places in the entire world. The best anchorage is off the main settlement at Hanga Roa, on the island's west coast. Like with everything else in life, there is a price to be paid for this detour: There is simply no easy way to sail from Easter Island to mainland Chile. Although one may be able to motor through the Pacific high, probably the better alternative is to head south in search of prevailing westerly winds, which will probably be reached somewhere south of latitude 32 degrees south. From there the course should be set for the Chilean coast, with a landfall in the area of the Canal de Chacao, north of Isla Grande De Chiloe. This narrow body of water is swept by strong tides and leads to the marina at Puerto Montt, which is the best place to get charts, provisions and local information on Southern Chile.