Friday the 25th of April 2003 – Day 66

Friday the 25th of April 2003 – Day 66

We got up at 7.30am for breakfast of eggs and rice with rolls which was nice. We visited the “Tree of the Stone”, three high Plateau Lagoons and got to our seconds nights accommodation in San Juan around 4.00pm. A small town of many be 50 people. A nice military style dorm. Electricity is rationed, and only comes on between 6.00pm and 9.00pm. We had dinner of chicken and chips, and again played cards after the lights went out. At about 11.00pm Rob, I and the two Germans (Willie and Michael) went to the local pub. Small place where the drivers drank. Cost for a bottle (pint) was 6,000 CP.











From San Pedro to Uyuni

Taken on the 25th of April 2003

Day 2 of the trip to Uyuni in Bolovia

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From San Pedro to Uyuni

Taken on the 25th of April 2003

Day 2 of the trip to Uyuni in Bolovia

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From San Pedro to Uyuni

Taken on the 25th of April 2003

Day 2 of the trip to Uyuni in Bolovia

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From San Pedro to Uyuni

Taken on the 25th of April 2003

Day 2 of the trip to Uyuni in Bolovia

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From San Pedro to Uyuni

Taken on the 25th of April 2003

Day 2 of the trip to Uyuni in Bolovia. Lots of Flamingos on day two. They are gregarious wading birds, usually 3–5 feet in height, found in both the western and eastern hemispheres. They are more numerous in the latter, but there are four species in the Americas against two in the Old World. Flamingos live in large flocks in aquatic areas.

The Chilean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus chilensis) is a large species (110-130 cm) closely related to Caribbean Flamingo and Greater Flamingo, with which it is sometimes considered conspecific. This article follows the treatment in Ibis (2002) 144 707-710.

It occurs in temperate South America. Like all flamingos it lays a single chalky white egg on a mud mound. The plumage is pinker than the slightly larger Greater Flamingo, but less so than Caribbean Flamingo. It can be differentiated from these species by its greyish legs with pink “knees”, and also by the larger amount of black on the bill (more than half).

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From San Pedro to Uyuni

Taken on the 25th of April 2003

Day 2 of the trip to Uyuni in Bolovia

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From San Pedro to Uyuni

Taken on the 25th of April 2003

Day 2 of the trip to Uyuni in Bolovia

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From San Pedro to Uyuni

Taken on the 25th of April 2003

Day 2 of the trip to Uyuni in Bolovia

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