Here's Don and Jeff posing with Uro Indian women and children.
Lake Titicaca is revered by the Indians who live on its shores,
and the Islas del Sol and Islas de la Luna, two islands in the
the legendary sites of the Inca's creation myths. The main town
in the area is Copacabana, which
has a sparkling white Moorish-style Cathedral and is host to the
Fiesta de la Virgen de Candelaria. The Uros are world-renowned
for its totora reed boats. They built their island with reeds,
they eat the reeds, they use them to build their huts, they use
the reeds for just about everything.
The Uros made magnificient boats.
A couple of Uros women are rowing by their
We took a boat from Peru, across
Lake Titicaca (the world's highest navigatible lake), to Bolivia.
Here, I am sitting in the back of a small boat.
As usual, there were plenty of steps.
This boat was plain but functional.