Sea Lions, Penguins, and Indigenous History

We left Lima yesterday morning bright and early to head south down the Pan American Highway towards the Paracas Bay.  Once in Paracas we boarded a speedboat to see the Candleabra, a mysterious man-made structure of unknown origin and date.  From there we sped through the Paracas Bay to the Ballestas Islands to experience the sea lions, penguins, Incan Terns, Neotropical Cormorans, and Peruvian Boobies.  The Islands are also inhabited by bats.  Bat guano (poop!) is an important export for the area.  It is used as fertilizer in the agricultural industry both ancient Inkan, and modern Peruvians.

After our boat ride we returned to the dock we had lunch at the restaurant Bahia.  We had some great Ceviche.  Want to say more but gotta go.  Try again later!

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Pat Johnson
    May 18, 2012 @ 20:35:16

    Sounds wonderful. I hope you are all having a great time and are taking lots of pictures.

    Reply

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