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Bastellas Islands, Sand Dumes and Nazca Lines

all seasons in one day 70 °F

I am going to keep this short and to the point since the keyboard I am typing on is not the best. Still no bags but we should be picking them up in a day or two. Yesterday and today were amazing!!! Our bus is great with a safe for our important things and tables and a small library. We went to the Bastilla Islands yesterday by speed boat. It was quite amazing. The water was so blue and the islands are covered completely with birds. We saw penguins, sea lions and dolphins that came right up to the boat. Then we had a great lunch by the sea. Next we drove an hour to the sand dumes where we road dune buggies and went sand boarding. So much fun!! I was nervous at first about the height but after the first try I was hooked. Next we were brought to where we would be camping out under the stars between the dunes. They prepared a fabulous fire and barbaque and plenty of pisca and cola. I had never slept outside with out a tent and this was a fantastic place to try, sand and no bugs! Atilla and Guytano our guides showed us how to stay warm by sleeping on coals from the fire burried in the sand. Today we woke and the morning moisture got the better of us and sand was stuck to everything! But we had a wonderful breakfast at this oais (resort looking area now but actually a natural water hole amongst the desert dunes) with fresh squeezed orange juice, french pressed coffee and huge pancakes with fruit and chocolate! Next we traveled to Nazca where we when up in a tiny plane to get the best view of the mysterious line drawings in the sand. I personally did not enjoy the sea sickness brought on from the small plane but all was well in the end. Tonight we are camping again but we are actuall at a resort...strange, there is a pool and the internet so besides the tents it is really upscale for camping. Tomorrow we are going to see some ancient cemetary and mummies I think??? Not completely sure I will have to get back to you on that one.
All of the people I have met have been really great and kind. There was Lenny a complete stranger who very graciously helped to translate the menu our first night in Lima when we were still kinda on our own and frazzled from the flight. Jesus and his brothers who run the dune buggy adventure and camped with us in the dunes and cooked our dinner had the greatest smiles. Plus all the people in our group have been kind and generous with sharing and taking care of one another. It has only been two days but they have been jam packed with excitement and memories.

Posted by Kelly Rose 06:29 Archived in Peru Tagged events

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Sounds wonderful!!!!!!!!! I can't wait for the next installment! LOVE YOU GUYS!

by Caitlin

Sounds like you are having a really great time. Can't wait for all the pictures!!

by Kristy

Sounds like the trip of a lifetime and you've only just started....enjoy and take lots of pictures...all our love.....Aunt Lori and Uncle Mike

by Lori Marino

You two are really living out your dreams! It all sounds so exciting and beautiful. Thanks for sharing your adventures with us, they put smiles on our faces!

by Donna Trunkwalter

So glad things are looking up!! Have a wonderful time, can't wait to see pictures!!!

by Erin

Absolutely fabulous!

by Sharon

Not fair (do I sound like a two year old?) Everyone already said what I wanted to say. So keep on making these wonderful memories and we are all looking forward to hearing more...hugs & kisses XOXO

by Mom

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