Day 23–Tour Day

0V7C1001Today was a long day. We did a big tour of some of the main sites.

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First main stop was at the old bell tower and we saw the nun from the church across the road climb the ladder and ring it.

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Next up Tropic of Capricorn.

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Pass some vicunas.

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Next we arrived at some beautiful lagoon. We’re up really high now but the vegetation increases as we go higher.

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The tour company supplied jackets but we almost didn’t take them up on it. Boy was I glad we did.

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The wind here was so cold!

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Stop at Red Rocks.

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Great contrast between the red volcanic rocks and the frozen salt pans. The wind here was insane!

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So cold and so strong I really struggled to close the door of the car.

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Finally the salt pan.

0V7C1037It’s home to lots of flamingoes

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which looks pretty cool with the volcanoes as a backdrop.

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Finally we watched the sunset and the mountains get lit up by the setting sun.

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Then back to the hotel to crash after 12 hours of driving around! Amazing contrasts of landscape but boy am I wiped!