January 30th, 2008

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Ninth report from Peru.

Jim is still under the weather but we are in Chile and managed to climb the headland and view the military museum. He loved it but I always feel really sad that we are still solving the world´s problems by force instead of compromise and talk. After coming back to our hostel, I headed off to the fish market, I do love to take photos of dead fish. My favourite painting to date is probably the woman weighing fish in Thailand. This afternoon I put on my bathing suit and headed off to the beach. I was walking on the train tracks and when it crossed an area about 15 feet from the ground I just couldn´t do it. I tried twice but then gave up and headed up the hill to the road with a side walk.

I did have a lovely splash in the Pacific. Their were a whole lot of pelicans in the water. Also I got a great photo of a turkey vulture. I am minding the heat. Today my eyelids were sweating and dripping sun block into my eyes.