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... on the face of the mountain, looking like either a cactus or a candlestick. Similar to the Nasca lines there are various theories of how the Candelabra came about, but no one is 100% sure. At the Islas (where you don't get off, you just cruise in the boat around them) we saw numerous bird species, many, many sea lions, some penguins, beautiful star fish and interesting sea snails and much more. It was a good ...
... boat ride from the laid back shores of the town.
The trip also involved a sail-past of the Paracas Candelabra - a 180 metre geoglyph which is thought to be more than 2000 years old. No-one really knows what it means or who made it, but it looks like someone must have been talking to those giant-graffiti loving Nazca folk.
That, a chilled beach vibe and giant Jenga, was about that for Paracas. ...
... an all afternoon drive with some stops, and a full night onboard, arriving in Arequipa the next day at 5am. Luckily the bus is very comfy with very good reclining seats, TV, toilets, etc.
So off we go!
One of our stops was to a familial Pisco vineyard. Pisco is made from distilled wine and quite strong at 43% alcohol. It's ok in fruit cocktails, but otherwise it's as rough a pure gin or vodka. Beurk. It's Peru's national drink and pride though, so I have ...
... something sweet or sour
- the group enjoying some grapes
- a tasteful photo of a catholic icon
- a group shot at lunch
- a photo of each team member doing what they do best
- a scenic human pyramid
- a photo with some locals
Decided we would wait till all the other teams had left to take the first of our photos - Chris cycling fast (what he did best); Marina pulling teeth (what she does best - ...
... steep drops and even getting air on a few sections! After a while of 4wd shena****ns, he stops overlooking one steep slope and pulls these orange wooden boards out from the back of the buggy, time for sand boarding! Feeling confident with a few of my younger years skateboarding, I decide standing up on the board is a good idea, after watching everyone else lay on their bellies and slide head-first down the slope at decent speeds! Stuart goes before me and also braves to stand, ...