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... iron ore,copper, gold ans semi-precious stones. The landscape looked like a desert with oases of trees and small settlements.
Saturday March 22nd
Sunday March 23rd
At sea. Eric's cough is getting worse and by noon he is running a temp. We went off to see the doctor and he put Eric on antibiotics, cough medicine and tylenol for the fever as well as put him in isolation. Now he cannot go to machu Picchu with me tomorrow.
... to give me much of her water. We were joined by many school kids on the ride back, while interesting - smelled like school kids everywhere: that is to say, smelly! We got off at the stop near the supermarket. At the supermarket I bought a giant bottle of water, as well as some cheese, bread rolls, salami and butter. Felt pretty chafed that I got so much food for so little. We then walked back to our Hostel - picked up our bags and said ...
... driver who dropped us off at a beach restaurant called Bakulic looking out across the white sand at the rolling waves of the Pacific now bathed in sunshine. Here we had a fishy lunch – I had local fish on pasta and we drank a Los Vascos Sauvignon Blanc 2012 which was very disappointing considering this is a Rothschild winery, this was followed by a much better Sauvignon 2013 from Leyda Valley and a rather simple Antiguas ...
... gas - this probably caused a further loss of half an hour.
After a drive along the coast where we could see a lovely bay at one point and some crashing waves, we passed quite a few cacti - different ones from the ones we had seen before and we promised ourselves that we would stop if we had time on the way back. We arrived at the boat tour point shortly after noon. I forgot to add that we had to drive over quite a bit of dirt road, but ...
... a tsunami after the massive earthquake in Japan in 2011. There was a 6.8 earthquake here last Thursday but no visible damage.
We ventured about 50 kilometers up the fertile Elqui valley and then up a side valley to the village of Pisco. On the way back, we stopped in Vicuna, birthplace of Gabriela Mistral, a Chilea poet honored with the Nobel prize for literature.