We arrived at the bus station in La Paz at 7am and then caught another 3.5hr bus to Copacabana. Mikey was pumped to see Lake Titicaca as we drove in. We grabbed a cheap place to stay and headed into town for lunch. We ate lunch and walked around for awhile but were still exhausted from the 16hrs of buses so we passed out for a few hrs and then went out for dinner. Woke up early ran around to the pharmacy we are both sick now and bought tickets for the boat ride to Del Sol. We jumped on the boat and headed out to the island which takes one and a half hours. We got to the South part of the island and hiked up to the top of the hill and found a hostel for super cheap like 4 bucks each. Amazing views of the lake and the Andes right from out window. We hiked about 14 miles there and back to the north end of the island. We had a good day just hiking and enjoying the last few days of traveling together taking in the incredible views. We got back to the south right before sunset had a few beers but I must of ate something because I did the mad dash through the small town back to our hostel just in time. We woke up- early like 5:30am to catch the sunrise I couldn’t sleep afterwards and walked around got breakfast and coffee met up with mike and headed down to catch the boat. As we were waiting for the boat before we could leave we all helped the locals tug a boat up onto shore using ropes and logs. We landed in Copacabana and jumped onto a bus back to La Paz; we arrived back at the Wild Rover Hostel and checked in. Mike took me out to a nice Argentina Steak house for our last night. We decided we would have one more good night out. We ran into my friend Patrick from BC who is riding a DR 650. Mikey had to catch a taxi at 4am for the airport to catch a 6am flight home, weak sauce.
So we decided to not go to bed instead we went to the hostel bar then to a local college bar. We got back to the hostel at 3:30am he grabbed his gear and jumped in the taxi it was def sad to see Mikey leave but was so so happy that he came and it was very well needed. Although I won’t lie I am so happy and stoked that Mikey was the one going back to the states not me.
I felt horrible all day from being sick still so I took it very easy and slept most of the day. I woke up determined to find parts and oil , took a thirty minute taxi just in time to get to the shop as they closed I begged and they let me in but to my dismay not the oil I needed, so I sat in a coffee shop for hours working on my writing and uploading all my photos. I will head out of La Paz on Sunday just have to figure out what I want to do and go next, having hard time figuring it out.
MY FAVORITE SUNSET PICTURE I HAVE TAKEN THUS FAR
SUNRISE BEFORE WE LOAD THE BOAT
PLAYING WITH MY CAMERA
GET'N A LITTLE ARTISTIC HAHA
ON THE BOAT HEADED FOR ISLE DEL SOL, COOL CLOUDS
MIKEY AND ME ON OUR PATIO
SO NICE TO HAVE MY BEST FRIEND IN TOWN FOR AWHILE
THERE WERE SHEEP ALL OVER THE ISLAND
NO!!! MIKE LEAVE THE SHEEP ALONE!!! HAHA
RAD SHOT IN A RUNDOWN SACK
THEY ARE REAL!!!!!
AWESOME SHOT ON THE NORTH END OF ISLE DEL SOL
MADE IT TO THE NORTHEND
WALKING THE SHEEP IN FOR THE NIGHT
ALL DAY EVERYDAY THEY WORK
They asked Mikey to take a picture of them, then they demanded he pay them... haha
WELL DESERVED AFTER 6+HRS OF WALKING
THE ORIGINAL COC-COLA!!! GUESS WHAT IT HAS IN IT.. HAHA
SUNSETTING ON ONE HECK OF A DAY AND AN AWESOME TWO WEEKS WITH MIKEY!
AWESOME VIEW RIGHT FROM OUR WINDOW
MIKEY'S READY FOR THE 5:30AM SUNRISE.. HAHAHA
WE ENDED UP HELPING THEM PULL THE BOAT ONTO THE SHORE
I THINK HE HAS DIVEN THIS FERRY ONCE OR TWICE... HAHA
Thanks for following along with me, will be in La Paz for a few extra days working on the bike then I will head to ...... I don't know but it will be awesome!!!