Day 16: Saturday, october 24th
We wake up early again.
We pass some famous
Inca-monuments today, and we want to be there
before other people get there.
I've told some
other people in the group that I was disappointed that
the fast walkers didn't help the slower ones. It
seems like it has helped. Everybody is waitng for each other now,
helping, pointing at unstable stones etc.
The monuments we visit, have
several different functions: military, home of an
Inca-king, guesthouse, etcetera. Freddy explains
everything to us.
We see more and more parts of
the 'real' Inca-Trail. Some parts of the trail have bene
rebuilt, because it wasn't clear anymore where the
original path was. Not everything
the Inca's built, has
walking between the clouds. It still is very impressive.
An old Inca-monument rises
up from the clouds. It's a kind of amphitheater
built of farming terraces. Really close to
this monument is our third campsite.
We have to walk down quite
a distance. We keep walking and walking,
after every edge is another one. Elisabeth gets a little
whingy of it.
This campsite is a real
camping, with a restaurant and hot showers. We really
needed that! Our porters cook a dinner which we consume in the
building. We visit the Inca-ruin near the camping after
dinner. When we are there, it appears to be
much larger then it saeemed to be from a distance!
We walk to a waterfall. The Spanish said
everybody who walks throught the water, will stay young for
ever. Diederick is the first who dares to
do it, Ronald almost falls down.
Diederick and Dawn sleep
together this night. Died already knew that it
wouldn't be a problem for me. Previous night, Dawn was sleeping together
with Elisabeth, and she doesn't mind to share a tent with