20 October 2011

Lake Titicaca

From Copacabana the boat journey to the Isla del Sol takes roughly an hour and a half. I found the trip enjoyable and relaxing — something about the continuous roar of an outboard motor seems strangely meditative to me.

Once again my journey south has been delayed by protests. The road out of Copacabana has been blockaded, apparently in protest at some judicial decision. Apparently, though, it's possible to take a minibus to the blockade, walk through and take another minibus to the straits of Tiquina where the ferry crosses to where I can catch yet another minibus to La Paz. I'll try early tomorrow morning, but I'm lucky — Copacabana's not a bad place in which to be stuck, even if not quite as appealing as the wonderful Huaraz in Peru, where I was last delayed by similar action. Still, I'm keen to keep moving south so I'm not short of time in Patagonia.

[17 October 2011 [Ecuador], Panasonic Lumix GH1, 14–45 mm at 17 mm, ISO 200, 1/320 at f16]

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Relatively Retiring said...

I have a lot of catching up to do, and look forward to spending time with your wonderful photographs.
All good wishes for your efforts to outwit the protesters.

Barbara Butler McCoy said...

Now these are the blues to have! Wishing you well as you journey.

pohanginapete said...

RR, thank you. We had to walk for two hours at over 4000 m with all our gear to get from the blockade to the other side. From there it was all plain sailing, however, and I'm in La Paz now, heading to Uyuni tomorrow by bus and train.

Thank you Barbara!