Friday July 12th, 2019
My last full day in San Pedro. I considered driving down to Piedras
Rojas but I have been enjoying the high lakes and calderas so much that
I decided to go back up again, my 4th day spent up there. No
hitch hikers on the road today. All the other officially registered tour companies had their sign in the windscreen
so I thought I'd better join them just to fit in & maybe stir a
While I have seen a few Vicuņas over
the past week, today I saw more than I have seen in total the rest of
the week and much closer than other times. I also saw rheas for the
first time on this trip. It was as if they had all came out to say
goodbye to me.
The rheas were some distance away and even with the 300mm lens these
images are highly cropped and shown at 100%.
The road that
descends into the caldera looks like this.