128 - 16th April 2006 - Hauacanaca Oasis - Ballestas Islands


The Inca Head rock formation


Looking back down into the valley of the Rio Grande


Heading out into the desert


Tommy Cooper Peru - “Just. Like. That.” - He was lovely, but bloody awful


The lagoon - The sand dunes here are some of the largest in the world - Lots of the group went Sandboarding


The lagoon as the sun set


Sandboarders up on the hill


Waiting to head out to the Ballestas Islands - Pelicans


On board the boat wearing our lifejackets - It's like trying to wear lego


Heading out to sea


The brightly coloured peninsula


Turquoise Waters


Our guide


Beautiful scenery


The Candelabra


Arriving at the Ballestas Islands


You are not allowed to set foot on the islands


The rocks were covered in birds such as Penguins


and Comorants


Pilotwings anyone - Geeky Nintendo 64 joke


The islands have so many birds that it is used as a 'factory' for guano for fertilisers


There are thousands of birds here


Red necked vultures


Impressive Rock Formations


This little bird is unique to these islands


Birds wheeling overhead


Sealions


Rough Waters


Sealions enjoying the weather


The scenery seems quite unique


Content Sealion


but with a bit of an itchy nose


Sealion coming to say hello


Hundreds of Sealions on the shore - One of the main breeding grounds


Sealions playing in the water


Heading through the tunnel


Another bird unique to Peru


More Sealions - There were hundreds of them


They get quite competitive


Wot are you lookin at?


This one was cute


The large ones are the males


More of the scenery


A sculpture back on land