Cindy had the curtains open to try to get pictures of the night sky and, hopefully, the Milky Way. She wasn't so successful with that, but she got a great sunrise picture!
I was up for breakfast at 7 AM then birding with Kike at 8 down by the river. Cindy saw her many-colored rush tyrant. I saw little birds, but wasn't so successful with pictures. I was happy to see both the male and female flicker this morning, some doves, and a cute little bird.
After a leisurely morning, checkout was at noon with lunch to follow. We went by bus in the afternoon, making a few stops on the way to the Juliaca airport. The first thing we did was go up to the overlook of the city of Puno and visit the Puma at the top.
Then we went to the Sillustani tombs. There was a nice avenue with stores on either side just before the tomb walk. I made it about a third of the way up a gravel ramp before giving up. These were from pre-Incan times. People were buried in the fetal position facing East, and thus ready to be born again. The Incans got lots of ideas from these Colla people!
Henry had a surprise for us by stopping at a Colla farm house and complex. THe owner was ready for us and had a llama out front, allowing each person to hug the neck and get their picture taken. I had no money left and did not get off the bus. After pictures, all went inside the entrance to see how the farm people lived, grew their food, and sold their wares! Meghan bought a rug and had Carolyn pack it in her things to get it home!
It was quite the maze through Juliaca to get to the airport. There we left Henry who had showed us Puno and today's sights. Kike went with us to Lima and saw each of us to our check-in lines. He lives in Lima and will have another tour in a few days. Those of us flying Delta to Atlanta had a few hours to kill, leaving at 1 AM.