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Monthly Archives: May 2013
Where the highest royal – perhaps the Inca himself – would have slept
the ‘bed’ at the back would have been piled high with llama skins, etc. The rock in front had 2 round bowl like depressions in it for grinding grains.
More stairs – the stairway of fountains
MacchuPicchu is build on a mountainside – more stairs – more stairs – more stairs – oh, and did I mention, more stairs! I kind of chuckled when I heard the day visitors complaining….what do they know about stairs??? The … Continue reading
Parts of MachuPicchu are unfinished
Theses are carved rocks intended to become part of the water system of MachuPicchu which is an incredible system. There are troughs brining water to all parts of the city from a spring in the mountainside and drainage ditches as … Continue reading
Our third family photo
My trekking family…………..at MachuPicchu.
MachuPicchu from the guardhouse
The highest peak just behind MachPicchu is HuaynaPicchu and it was my goal for the following day…..the kids were not envious of my climb for the next day, they had had enough…..
My guide, Ramiro
Without his encouragement and teaching, I don’t know if I would have made it. He taught me the value of conserving my energy and encouraged me to go slow and steady, always reminding me that I could do it. THANK … Continue reading
We have arrived….
The Sun Gate at MachuPicchu
This is the national drink of Peru – on the last night, 15 of us – the trekkers 13 and the guides 2 – passed the bottle around and had shots from the cap accompanied by a lot of good … Continue reading
The entire group
This turned out dark because my flash did not work, but this is the whole group with porters. The only ones missing are our guides, Ramiro and Willy who were taking the pictures. This was taken when we honored our … Continue reading