Saturday, November 29, 2008
Today was tourism day for me, my last in Bolivia since I go to Santiago de Chile tomorrow morning. Fr. Ramón Alaix, SJ, former provincial and now treasurer of the Bolivian Province and Daniel Mercado, SJ, MD, a scholastic who is a physician working in a clinic in El Alto took me for a ride and lunch at the lake.
As we all learned in school, Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the world. Also quite beautiful, as I hope you can see from these pictures. The lake is shared by Bolivia and Peru. The Bolivians say that the Titi part belongs to them and the Caca part to Peru....
Today was a warm and sunny morning. On the way back to La Paz, a little more than an hour away, we ran into a heavy hailstorm which dumped a good couple inches on the road and fields, which you can see. The last images are on the road back into La Paz.
Pictures at: http://picasaweb.google.com/Bill.Rickle/LakeTiticaca#
Now it's off for two weeks to Chile: Santiago, Arica, Osorno, Puerto Montt!