After the drab weather in Lima, we were promised, as we headed south, that 15 minutes outside of Paracas, we’d be drenched in sunlight. Alas, didn’t happen. Blame El Niño.
Besides the skulls, when in Paracas a boat trip to the Ballestas Islands is a must. On the way, you pass the Paracas Candelabra, a rather remarkable carving on the Paracas Peninsula that barely shows up when there’s no sun, despite intense photo manipulation.
Then on to the islands. And birds.
Not all of them fly.
But most do.
And they just keep coming, as far as the eye can see.
On the peninsula on the other side of the Candelabra, the scenery is quite spectacular.
And potentially dangerous.
And — lo and behold — the promised sun makes a return!