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... there to harvest all the guano to use on farms and if there's enough, to export it. Apparently when they first starting doing it Peru made almost enough money to clear their accumulated national debt.....that's a lot of bird poop!
We also saw loads of Sealions and even some baby ones which was pretty cool.
On the way back one of the pelicans flew right up alongside our boat!
... make Pisco the old-fashioned way. We were allowed to taste 6 different varieties, all smoother than expected considering we were drinking them neat. We ate lunch at the bodega, and tucked into traditional Cirole dishes, nicely spiced and tasty, but carbohydrate rich, which we have come to notice as a trend.
We left Ica and headed for Huacachina and the giant sand dunes. Huacachina is an oasis - basically a small lake surrounded by sand ...
After lunch it was a short drive to Paracas National Park.
The museum and nature center at the visitor center were fairly interesting.
From there I took a short walk to brackish lake where flocks flamingoes
sometimes hang out. I think I saw two in the distance, so it’s not flamingo
season any more than it’s penguin season in these parts
It was then onwards through bleak sandy desert where nothing
grows to a spot along ...
... fries and rice. We're thinking something was lost in translation when they explained you got two sides with the dish. And whole baby squid may make some squeamish, but there's nothing like fresh, tender calamari. It was interesting to note that there were armed policemen at street corners. The guide said it was no different than policemen in the States but our police don't have semiautomatics and bullets strapped across their ...