Monday, April 18, 2011
Peru - Day 9 Part I - Lake Titicaca, Boating to Los Uros
Puno just across Lake Titicaca from our hotel.
More of Lake Titicaca from the back side of the hotel. You can see the reed beds that are so valuable to the people living on the lake. You can also see the floating islands of Los Uros in the distance (enlarge the photo).
Our tour guide for the day tells us a little about what we will see when we arrive. Sorry, I forgot his name.
Of course, Victor is with us today. We all feel very well taken care of with Victor with us. He is totally on top of everything that will or can happen.
This map is hard to read without enlarging the photo. Los Uros is just a little ways from Puno. After we leave Los Uros, we are going to Isla Taquile which is east and a little north of Los Uros. The red line in the middle of the lake is the border with Bolivia. By the way, Lake Titicaca is South America's largest lake and is among the worlds highest navigable lakes at 12,500 feet. The lakes average depth is 351 ft, but it's deepest spot is 932 ft. It has a surface area of 3,232 sq miles so it is almost half the size of Lake Ontario.