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Off again !
24th Feb 2018

The French couple say we must visit the salt lake a round trip of three hours , always more for us but we have also to drive three hours (plus photo stops) south to our base in Salta for the night.

Up to Chris he is the driver....he’s game so off we go.

The frenchies said ‘ zee journey a little windy but you ok’

Actually they should have said this will be your favourite drive ever Pam, it will fill you with some heart stopping moments, make you cry and feel utterly lucky to be here. 

If the scenery had not been so wonderful I would have closed my eyes most of the time and prayed.

No dirt road this time, yeah no problem. EXCEPT this is one of the main routes to Chile (cannot believe it ) buses and BIG trucks don’t give two hoots about hairpins. And if you are a big something you are king of the road....even our side of the road .

All that aside the salt lake was worth it alone but the journey there and back was for us just magnificent.

The sunlight reflects back up from the white salt and it is blinding, it is hot too, how does anyone manage to harvest the salt under these conditions. We bought some little bits and bobs at stalls there, the shelters were made from blocks of salt a bit like igloos but rectangular.

A great day....back to Salta and out for a meal with cold beer for Chris. Restaurants don’t open usually until 8:00pm and they start to fill up around 9:30/10:00 pm. We want to be in bed by then...knackered. Everything is dead mid day except in the large cities, all having a siesta.

Mum...thanks for your lovely message, pleased you stayed in warm and kept safe from the the snow. You’ll be at Lynsey and Alex’s for Mother’s Day so will hopefully call you early evening. See you soon xx

Jane....look forward to hearing about Seville and Jack of course, we’ll have lots to catch up on, we have a ‘walk date’ in diary your message thanks

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Is that snow

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What are those lines across Chris......the road ahead

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Love this shot

Higher up

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Snow a lot closer now

Lake in sight

Salt lake

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