12.11.2013 - 12.11.2013
Mary, Gerald and I had a two night stay on the island, Isle de Sol. The Incas were there a little moment ago and some of there rock ruins can be seen. Just hard to imagine building and the effort of using all those rocks...makes me tired just thinking about it. The island does not have any powered vehicles on it, so it is walking, a lot of it, or donkeys do the transportation. The island is hilly and very irregular in shape, so a lot of variation in landscape, very spectacular! It reminded me of a barren type og Greek island, without any whitewash, but amazing blue water and sky. We did a huge loop walk of the island, not much short of 20kms, in brutal sunshine..now I see why the locals are all covered up on hot days! The lake itself is at 4000 metres so by the end of the day I was feeling some affects of altitude again, mildly. The hills are terraced with rock walls and potatoes and broard beans are showi.g as young plants, also evidence of, old stalks, corn at other times of the year. Across the hills you see herders with just a few sheep, pigs, donkeys, cows and the occassional llama.