Picturesque Peru

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From Lima we headed to Paracas where we took a speedboat to the Ballestas Islands, which were awash with sea-lions and sea birds of many kinds. This was followed by a tour of the spectacular Paracas National Reserve, where the desert meets the ocean. We then headed onto Huacachina, an oasis in the desert, where we spent our time dune buggy riding, sandboarding, wine tasting and lazing by the pool. The pictures perhaps say it best:

On a boat at the Ballestos Islands.

Penguins!

Sea-lion showing off

Lots of sea-lions

Desert meets the ocean

Dune-buggy riding with our new friend Lars who we met in Paracas.

Manna was particularly nervous.

Sandboarding in Huacachina

Sandboarding snowboard-style is fun but the best way to take on a 100m high dune is to straight-line it on your stomach!

Huacachina - the desert oasis

Crushing grapes on the wine tour

Manna and Lars at the top of the dune

Sunset

Literally, the last thing my camera saw before it died of sand-poisoning.

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7 Responses to “Picturesque Peru”

  1. cynthia cutler Says:

    Wow stunning photos. What an amazing time you are having, Let me know whenyou are going to be on skype. I am all set up. xxxx

  2. darren Says:

    wow !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. danielle cutler Says:

    OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG

    I WANT TO GO SAND BOARDING IT LOOKS AMAZINGGG !!
    it looks like your having a fab time miss you loads LOVE YOUUUU ❤

  4. darren cutler Says:

    wow !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    so jealous.

  5. danielle and darren Says:

    darren – WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!

    danielle – OMG OMG OMG

    I WANT TO GO SAND BORDINGG LOOKS AMAZING!!
    ANDD I WANNTT TO SEE A SEA-LION
    GODD IM SO JELOUS!!
    love you loads miss youuu like maddd ❤ ❤

  6. lyn Says:

    Wow! ! xxxxx

  7. miriam Says:

    uh-may-zing.

    can you still be friends with people when the primary feeling you have towards them is raging envy? i guess we’ll have to see.

    the pictures are gorgeous!!

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