Saturday 1 September 2012

Machu Picchu

The day we have all been waiting for has final arrived.  We arise at 4.30 and then make our way to Machu Picchu.

The weather could not have been better for our visit and we were not disappointed with some absolutely breathtaking scenery.  

We now know why it is recognised as one the modern wonders of the world.

As we are all preparing this blog we have all agreed that it would be virtually impossible to describe in detail the incredible buildings which are over 500 years old.

The ony way to really appreciate thesis to visit it!

Then the piece de resistance, we had all signed up to climb waynapicchu, which overlooks the ruins.  This was a very difficult climb, very steep and extremely narrow in places.  Ropes were required in certain parts and the top was covered in perilous boulders, not for the feint hearted.

There was some very narrow passages through caves to deal with, another challenge for Graeme who once again stepped up herioically (not!)

We were all very tired when we got back down but also very elated and emotional. A fantastic end to our exciting adventure and a fabulous week with some old and new friends.

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