Kayaking Lake Titicaca
After Uros, we motor farther down the coast of Lake Titicaca to the peninsula of Capachica to Llachon, a small community of Aymara farmers. We gear up for our kayaking trip and enjoy the hot sun at 14,000 feet elevation. Ashley and I choose a double kayak and we start paddling down the peninsula. A few of us spot some contraption out in the water and go investigate: it's a fish farm, where lake trout are grown. So, this is how they get all the fish on the menus I've seen throughout Peru!! Being from Montana, I had almost thought they might be wild. Silly me!
After kayaking, we get back in the boat and travel to Ticonata Island. The eco-village here is quite amazing. There are only a handful of families that still live on the island, but they have developed a tourism project to host people on their island. We stay in replicas of the pre-Incan homes that were discovered here and enjoy a traditional dance and ceremony. The people are so warm and inviting. The sunset is beautiful here, though the wind is bitter cold. I'm glad I brought my hat and gloves with me!