From San Pedro to Uyuni
Trip Start Aug 28, 2004
67Trip End Aug 2005
At one point we were at nearly at 5000m, so once aagain at altitude
Our first night was spent in a dorm with the others, we both had two sleeping bags and three heavy blankets and were fully clothed. Heike even had her wee hat on!! On day two was made up of more amazing rock formations, that looked like stone trees and then thermal geysers and popping mud pools.
Night two was spent at a slightly warmer hotel made of salt, with salt walls chairs ect, very posh and we ate Llama steak for tea whch was jus tasty for a cold snap.
On day three, we crossed the main salt plains, all 12000 sq kilometers of salt, up to 8 meters thick. Right in the middle we stopped at a rock out crop an island full of Cacti. Very strange you have to be there, for that sort of experience. Still bloody cold too! We pressed onwards. Just outside "Uyuni", we stopped at the railway graveyard, a little boys dream of rusting steam trains. So we played Cassy Jones for a while.
Arriving in "Uyuni", we said farewell to our driver Mister "D" (the pronounciation is too hard!!), guide and excellent cook, we arranged a hotel for the night and booked a bus to take us south the next day, somewhere warm!!!!!!! "Tupiza to be exact....nearby to where "Butch Cassidy" and the "Sundance Kid", were alleged to have been killed.