Touring by Bike South America, Africa and Europe by Bicycle

Peruvian Booby
Day 8. Islas Ballestas and Paracas Nature Reserve

Km today: 30
Km total:

Early in the morning, boat tour to Islas Ballestas, a very nice birds sanctuary. Seen many birds, including the Inca Tern, Peruvian Pelican (Pelecanus Thagus), Turkey Vultures (Cathartes aura), Humboldt penguins (Spheniscus Humboldti), black cormorants, Guanay Cormorants (Phalacrocorax bougainvillii), Peruvian booby (Sula variegata). But also a lot of seals and sea lions.

Inca tern, Islas Ballestas

Inca tern, Islas Ballestas

Humboldt Penguin

Humboldt Penguin

Seals' Maternity

Seals’ Maternity

 


Day 7. Humboldt Penguins on Islas Ballestas.

Humboldt Penguins on Islas Ballestas

Islas Ballestas, Inca Terns

Islas Ballestas, Inca Terns

Peruvian Booby

Peruvian Booby

 

 

Hanging out with the Pelicans after the boat tour.

 

Later on, a 30 km bike tour in Paracas. It started on a very strong wind, while I was on the coast admiring the kite surfers. Once I reach the street it gets a little bit easier. I stop to visit the museum and they told me I should’ve gone on the street and pay a tax to visit the reserve. Had lunch at Lagunillas, than back I had to look for the lock that was somehow lost.

Lunch with the Pelicans

Lunch with the Pelicans

I find it also due to the GPS (I could follow the exact same path through the desert). The front wheel makes an unpleasant noise from the sand. Stopped, cleaned it, all OK. Stayed in the same hostal/hostel, too late to leave at 6 p.m. The place is nice and cosy, but already I feel I’m getting a little bit lazy.

My intention is to leave very early in the morning the day after.

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