Lake Titicaca
Some 120 miles long by 50 miles wide, Lake Titicaca is the largest body of water at an altitude of 12,000 feet.
We spent two nights at this lake, the first day and night on a catamaran (below left) which took us to one of the most
sacred places in Bolivia, the Island of the Sun where we rode the reed boat (below right).
The most interesting even on the island was a blessing given us by the Aymara holy men. They burnt an offering to
their gods.
The holy men then brought some water over and each person held out his or her hands to receive the holy
water which they splashed on their faces or part of their body that needed blessing. Afterwards, we were all
proclaimed Aymara.
Above, the front of the reed boat. Below Jackie shops for a kayak.