Caribbean 2017-2018
April - May 2018

Panama

Shelter Bay Marina, Colon, Panama. Shango's home till 2019

 

Big boats and cruising boats

Great building for Sail Loft

Surrounded by jungle. Amy saw this ant eater  on a morning walk

   
 

Peru and Bolivia Land Travels

 

Lima, Peru

Sunset over the Pacific

Miro Exhibit at the Lima Art Museum

Our first of many Ceviche meals in Peru and Bolivia

 

We stayed in an artistic section of Lima with much public art

   

Arequipa , Peru

 

 

Colonial architecture and surrounding mountains defined the city

 

 

We stayed in an older neighborhood that had wonderful old cobblestone streets

 

 

Perry our hotel owner was a wonderful host

 
   

The Sacred Valley in Peru

Urubamba to Machu Picchu

   

Urubamba, the beginning of the Sacred Valley

This deep valley leads all the way to Machu Picchu

Every morning our hotel fed the local baby alpacas

Beautiful area for walking

Sheep, alpaca, and llamas were very common sights 

The Incas experimented with growing food at different levels for best results

   

Ollantaytambo, the last major village in the Sacred Valley before Mach Picchu

   

Trains leave from Ollantaytambu for Aquas Caloientes

At Aguas Calientes. Busses leave here for the final leg to Machu Picchu 
   

The iconic Machu Picchu view

Our guide's favorite spot for a picture

   

 

After a full day we were awarded with a first class upgrade on the train due to overbooking

   

La Paz Bolivia and Andes Treks

A very enjoyable walking tour of La Paz despite 11,500 foot altitude

Las Cholitas and cell phones

   

This young Llama would not leave Roger alone

Ricardo our guide had never seen a llama so curious of humans

   

Our first climb to 14,000 feet

Lake Titicaca

   

Renting warmer gear for our next trek

Getting dropped at our trail head

Our first campsite set the tone for a wonderful trip

We're off with a little help

   

Each night we camped besides a glacial lake and the next day's destination

Our tent and the dinner/breakfast tent

Anna our cook hiked with us on the day we climbed Austria Peak

Our highest spot, Austria Peak.

Ricardo and Roger looking back at their route on the final day

Our last visit with always curious llamas

 
 

Shango back on the hard at Shelter Bay until the Fall

 

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