We left our desert oasis in the late morning, stopping for some grocery shopping. We had lunch by the side of the road on a hill overlooking the green pastures.
On the other side of the hill, we reached the mysterious Nazca lines. There are lots of theories surrounding these lines, ranging from fertility calendars, star signs and UFO landing strips. Anyhow it is amazing how these lines are preserved – they are exposed to the desert all the time. They were not really investigated until about 50 years ago. It was very dry and quite windy on the desert plain. We climbed the metal outlook tower to get a better view of 2 figures (‘the tree” and “the hands”).
A short drive further we stopped at a hill and climbed it to have a different view. We could not see any new figures from there, but we could see the lines that run across the desert – almost to the horizon!
We found a camp site in Nasca and parked there for the night. In the middle of the desert it’s a very pleasant 31° Celsius – so the swimming pool was a nice addition to our day!
Though I’m past one hundred thousand miles, I’m feeling very still
And I think my spaceship knows which way to go
Tell my wife I love her very much, she knows
Ground control to major Tom, your circuit’s dead, there’s something wrong