Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Watery Wednesday

I'm back in the land of blogging - What can be more wet and watery than living on a floating island? 

If you visit Lake Titicaca (12,507 ft. elev.), no doubt you'll make a brief stop at a group of floating islands, which are the home of the Uros tribe. Most of these islands are off limits to tourists, but several are accessible by tour boats. The islands are made of totora, a cattail type rush growing native in the lake. Its dense roots support the top layer, which rots and must be replaced regularly by stacking more reeds on top of the layer beneath. The islands change in size, and more are created as the need arises...
Lake Titicaca, Peru
(6/02/09)

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32 comments:

Martha Z said...

Great photo of an interesting place.

J Bar said...

Great shot.
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Guy D said...

Wow unique pic, thanks for sharing.

Cheers
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Ebie said...

Welcome back, Linnea! So this is where you were exploring. Very interesting.

Rob Ripma said...

Wow, that is so cool. I had never head of the at before.

Leora said...

Peru, now there someplace far off for me. I had a friend who lived in Lima, but I doubt it looked like this. Great watery beauty here.

ellievellie said...

Titicaca - I like the sound of it - so exotic - dreamed about visiting such places when I was young - now I look for the comfort of the hotels :)

Carletta said...

What a fascinating image and post!
Glad you're back.

Sharon said...

Now that is a watery abode!

ewok1993 said...

That's where you were, Peru! How cool is that! And this one's a wonderful image. Very unique.

at the cottage said...

Amazing. What a peaceful spot.

Aileni said...

A fabled destination and a great post, has to be a special.

Maggie May said...

Now this is fascinating! Never seen any thing quite like this!
Great photo!

Bryan said...

Welcome back! Trip to South America? A friend of mine interned in Peru last summer and brought back some awesome photos of Machu Picchu and such. I'm looking forward to see where else you went.

Dagrun said...

I've actually been there too. And we spent a night at the island of Taquile in the middle of the lake. A wonderful and amazing memory indeed!

Pacey said...

You seemed to have enjoyed the trip, which of course I would too if given the chance to visit these places.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Very interesting post!

Arija said...

I have always wanted to see L.Titicaca but am prohibited to go to that altitude. Thank you for this beautiful shot.

floreta said...

how interesting! i'm not sure how people make islands.

Tricia said...

You went to Peru?! Oh My! Fascinating! Welcome back & we want to hear all about your trip and WW is a great start!

2sweetnsaxy said...

I had to click on that to see more detail. Wow! That is amazing. I've never seen anything like it. This shot is great!

Try something like this in the U.S. and I'm sure they'd find a way to tax you.

Karen said...

That is a picture postcard shot !!

Those are amazing ...intereting information on how they are created..

Wenche said...

Welcome back. Your journey seems so exciting. It's always nice to experience other cultures. Nice picture

Mari said...

Welcome back! Those are interesting islands. I don't think I would feel secure living on one though!

Nita said...

Beautiful photos you've got here :) Mine is up as well. Hope to see you there!

Cheers,
Nita

Sally in WA said...

Linnea,

I've left you an award on my blog.

Have fun in Anacortes. I was just there myself yesterday evening.

Tammie Lee said...

such a unique way to live, so alive and changing! Wonderful photo!

Welcome back!

Kitty said...

That's so interesting! I've already learnt something new and it's not even 8am yet! Thanks for sharing.

Cezar and Léia said...

Impressive shot and very informative post!
Hello there! I'm Luna !
My mommy Léia and I came to visit you from Sally's blog!
You have a wonderful photo blog here!
ConCATulations!
purrs and love
mommy and Luna(from Brazil)

Bim said...

A pretty and unusual shot of the islands. It must be great to see them in person - I worked just a short distance away and never made it :(

Oz Girl said...

Wow. Absolutely fascinating. I envy you this trip, had to be awesome!!!

NatureFootstep said...

I´ve been there once. :)
It did seem a bit unhealthy to me.

Forgot to respond to the mosquito question. Where I live is not that much of them,but in the north part of sweden there are.