Beautiful ride today along the lake.
Copacabana was a nice little tourist town. Lots of restaurants, hostels and shops. This is jump off point to Isle del Sol and Isle de Luna islands.
This had a great breakfast in the hotel. It was almost tough to leave, particularly since I expected it to be cold and knew I would start with a 1500ft/350m climb. However, it was warmer than expected and overall the day was beautiful riding with great views.
A view on one side of the “little” lake.
A view from the other side across the “big” lake.
Traffic on the road today.
At 40 kilometers I descended down to the straight that separated the big and little lakes. One one side was San Pedro and the other was San Pablo.
There were these barge boats that would carry one large vehicle like a truck and a smaller vehicle as well.
I boarded on one with a big truck, a small van, a Bolivian woman in traditional clothing and myself. We had to wait until the van was found to complete the load and then a slow ride across the channel.
On the other side, stopped and had lunch before continuing. A common lunch here is “trucha”. I have heard it translated as “trout” but then still get different fish. I was also told in Puno on our tour that the Canadians are to blame for introducing trout into Lake Titicaca in 1949. It is not a native fish.
From the straights, climbed back up the hill, though not as far. This was view down on what looked like a fish farm.
Small church along the way.
Oops, missed a sign, the road was completely closed off for a street festival.
Friendly folks. I think I was offered a beer at least four times as I slowly walked through the crowd with my bicycle.
Not long after passing the festival, I found a hotel. It was slightly upscale, but otherwise reasonable place.