August 9, 2017
As scheduled, the Team was up early, heading to the boat for their Sun Island adventure. Lake Titicaca was like glass as they headed out on the cool morning. Once on the island the Team then trekked up through the small village to the summit of Sun Island (13,900 feet). From the top they could see much of the Cordillera Real Mountain Range, including Illimani, way off in the distance.
Lunch was lakeside and included a lot of traditional foods like freshly caught trout, corn, vegetables and a number of different varieties of potatoes. (My personal favorite is the purple one, it tastes like a baked sweet potato).
Back on the boat in time for a little rest at the lodge before a final dinner in town. The Team will be up early tomorrow to head to their first camp at Tambo Condoriri (14,000 feet). With some good weather and staying awake until dark, they might get a great look at the moon rising above the west face of Huayna Potosi.
All is well in Bolivia!