March 21, 2009
After a week of R&R at Hipocampo, I felt ready to continue south.
Here are some sights along the Panamericana:
Just south of Ica I got an imp: something I’d read in Lonely Planet I wanted to see, so I took a detour and headed West towards the ocean…
I followed this road of nothing to nowhere. At first I was entranced by the desert…it really is a thing of beauty.
But after a while an inner voice kept telling me I should turn around. I was stubborn but this little intuitive voice was persistent, and soon I turned around and headed back to the Panamericana.
I found this pile of onions curious in this land that wastes nothing…
I pretended to be taking a picture while passing this guy…I have no idea whether he wanted me to stop or not…I was determined not to have to work my way around another mordida (bribe).
I entered this cool canyon and it was sort of like a funnel for all the trucks…luckily I am able to go right around them with very little trouble.
It was a mighty descent into this oasis of green in the desert.
At teh bottom of the valley was a river. I found this a really pleasant sight. I pulled over to watch the families enjoying the cool water in this otherwise very hot desert. It was a Sunday and it was nice to see all the families.
OK, I have no idea what this is, but I’d definitely like to avoid it…