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Saturday, January 12, 2013

MEGA MOUNTAINS - PHOTOS

Traffic in town
Don't you just love the oncoming traffic
The gorge on our way to Tierradentra
One of the tombs - Tierradentra
The lovely Abdode church near Tierradentra
We saw this vehicle crossing the swing bridge we thought was only for walking
Roadworks & more oncoming traffic
Our camp spot beside the river - fortunately no guerillas in sight
Statues at San Augustin
The long slow 40km road
One of the many military checkpoints - no bother at all
Oncoming traffic - not much room!!!
Final tarseal. YAY!!
Our campspot by the canal
 Blancas & Negros festival is on
Getting ready for the street parade in Pasto
Kids getting into the spirit of the festival
We have been painted!!
More glorious mountains
The Sanctuary we didn't go and visit
We got caught up in this parade in Apailes
Our guard at our campspot at the hotel before Ecuador
Even more magic mountains
Central Quito
Inside one of the churches - not the most magnificent!
Quito city
More driving
Chainsawing
John collecting a number plate - he now has a full set of every country in Sth America
More driving
Volcan Cotopaxi
Driving the Quilotoa loop
The amazing Crater Lake
More scenes on the loop
Our "gorgeous campspot" NOT- a building site
Market day
Market Day
Fast food at the market
Pork is the favorite snack here
So too is Cuy - Guniea Pig
This little lamb went to market
Harvesting time
Roadside stall - just choose what piece of pork you want - they will slice it off for you & cook it
Llamas on our way to the next volcano
Vicunas too
Volcan Chimborazo
From our campspot at sunset

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