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Date: 17 Nov 2017 02:48:00
Title: Salar de Uyuni photos

A few more photos of our ‘Salar de Uyuni’ trip

It wasn’t just about flamingos.

Can anybody tell me what this is?

but it certainly was about desert landscapes.

The disused railway line to Chile

The volcano on the border with Chile

Another salt lake

The ‘stone tree’ - a core of harder rock, everything else has been eroded

Kath after a scramble

We stopped for lunch at a rather dismal ‘eco-hotel’.

So-called ‘eco’ hotel

Andean fox near the track

Franco and I had the impression that the fox knew food was coming its way, possibly something to do with the strange practice of tying the lunch rubbish to the rear windscreen wiper. Our vehicle still had its bags.

The vehicle we travelled in

Javier knew how to use a slingshot and agreed to teach us. My stone went flying off backwards. Yann did a little better.

Javier teaching Yann

Franco was outstanding!

More desert

We hadn’t realised how many people and vehicles would be on the same trail

Laguna Colorada

Young llama near the national park entrance

Amazing red caused by algae, but only during the afternoon

On our final day we passed through a geothermal active area, it could have been the crater of a volcano.

A steam geyser 

Sunrise over a desolate landscape

Earth belch hole

Fumaroles everywhere

We stopped for breakfast near the hot springs. Just as we arrived, there was a large group of Koreans sat around the pool soaking their feet and picking off hard skin. This put most people off, so we had it to ourselves though Margaux  and Franco decided to pass.

Yann, Michel, Elise and Kath

Kath and Franco in the desert

The landscape which is supposed to have inspired Salvador Dali

Franco feeling on top of the world

Laguna Verde (toxic to wildlife because of the naturally occurring heavy metals)

It had been a great few days, thanks to the marvellous people we met.

From left to right: Kath, Margaux, Franco, Javier, Michel, Elise and Yann

Heading back to Uyuni on the desert motorway




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