I couldn't help but stop at a Peruvian x-mas store...
The THULE crew after the fine Peruvian lunch on Saturday
Surfer's world champions Javier and Sofia, plus Alexander Fierley from the German embassy
With surfer's world champion Sofia Mulanovich in the "Costa Verde" restaurant
The great mutual THULE lunch with Alexander und Michael from the German embassy at the fancy beach restaurant "Costa Verde"
The THULE team at the official arrival day in Lima
Some "Save the Seas" activist
"Official" landing in Lima - with Michael Serra of the German embassy
The proposed landing bay Playa Blanca was full of surf - no way going in there!
The pick up team on top of Sofia Mulanivich's house
Landing at the surf free Playa Senoritas at Punta Hermosa
Modern and ancient bow paintings at Pucusana harbor
Two lonely captains on bow and stern!
A UFO house at Pucusana harbor
La Casa Barca at Pucusana harbor entrance through the rock gap
Fish market at Pucusana harbor
Fish market at Pucusana harbor, see the nice bow paintings !
A fancy house on a rock at Pucusana harbor
Tower at Pucusana harbor
This boat has one strange captain in the bow!
Pucusana fishing boats with Pelicans
Big fishing boats at Pucusana
Huge caves at La isla Galapagos de Pucusana
More seals at La Isla Galapgos de Pucusana
Fat seal at Isla Galapagos de Pucusana
La Isla Galapagos de Pucusana
This headland was home of all different kinds of birds
...and again a million bird show for 15 minutes!
Just a colorful fishing boat
A real river with real water at Campo Allegre!!!
Camp at a small beach shed at Campo Alegre
Some slimy algeas with long strings
The landing at Playa Talpo was steep and rocky, but had only a small dumper
...and then we rather headed to land on a windsheltered beach!
I reached up with the paddle for the second hat
They gave us a bag with food and twocoastguard hats! Thanks very much!
Picture from the coastguard boat
It had 20 knots wind here!
The harbormaster from Pisco came to bring us a present!
The coastguard found us on the water at Paracas national park
...but it was not as calm as it looks and I rather went around!
A new chance to paddle through...
Maybe it was something bigger than a regular seal?
The massive teeth of a dead dried (seal)?
The second whale encounter on this section became almost a little close...
...and once again a million bird show!!! For over ten minutes...
Camp at Caleta Lomitas Muro in front of the holiday houses
They were rather "hiding" themselves...
She was running away from my camera!
Cross on a mountain top over Puerto Caballas
The houses at Puerto Caballas with the sea grass
The locals were using motorbikes to collect sea grass for drying
Thesign at Puerto Caballas got sandblasted over the years
A carefully collected and dried pile of sea grass
We were climbing a few rocks on our walk
The sea went high at Punta Negra before Puerto Caballas on our two days off!
View from Punta Negra to the beach before Puerto Caballas
An impressive splash on an impressive arch
A sandy carcass of a seal
You can harvest the salt crusts here!
We found thick natural salt crusts
Our tent at the small headland at the wide beach at Puerto Caballas
View over the bay of Puerto Caballas
...but this is how it was looking from the top!
A big signposted "Bano Hombres! at Puerto Caballas...
Inside the small church at Puerto Caballas
I love to peel my carrots I'm eating for lunch on the water!
Its hard to take an impressive picture of millions of birds...
Only two single lines of the million bird show at Punta San Juan
Millions of birds flying to and around Punta San Juan
I *almost* was tempted to paddle through this arch!!!
Locals at Puerto Lomas saying good bye!
Our friendly coastguard officer looking after us at Puerto Lomas. We camped in the yard of the coastguard house.
The Puerto Inka Hotel from the other side of the bay
The hotel at Puerto Inka was offering "kayak rental"...
Camp at Puerto Inka
View over the ruines at Puerto Inka, our tent at the bottom left corner of the beach
Probably the old market place at Puerto Inka
The round holes in the earth were storage space
The ruins at Puerto Inka
Sign at the ruins at Puerto Inka
Friendly welcome by the locals at Puerto Viejo
Better a bit blurry - the landing on the "garbage" harbor of Caleta Puyenca at Punta Atico
Our camp upfront the unattractive industrial place in La Planchada. The harbor had no exit for a kayak
The mob keeps chasing us...
seals are so funny to watch!
Seals feed on the many fish in a river mouth - birds steel their catch!
Arches have a magical attraction to me
I would love to paddle through...but the swell doesn't allow yet!
The rock arch with the Guano collector on top! His boat is anchored before the arch.
Caleta La Linca - a safe harbor! Out there it's rough...
Condors at Caleta La Linca
The natural wall material most fishing huts are made of in Peru
View out of an old fishing hut over Caleta La Linca
The beautiful sheltered bay of Caleta La Linca
Camp with local fishermen huts at Caleta La Linca
Puerto Quilca locals. We camped on the porch of the harbor master's office!
Paddle into Puerto Quilca
Approaching the historical Puerto Quilca - an alive fishing community in a calm bay
Peter in front of the impressive cave on Isla Hornillos
A wall of birds resting for the night
In the car tuning business, nothing goes without branded beauties...(I mean the two outer ones :-) )
Three TV stations were also present for special interviews
Quite a bunch of press people were attending for Arequipa being an inland city!
The setup for the THULE press conference in the shopping center in Arequipa
Peruvian "Cactus Graffity" :-)
With the GT Store/ THULE crew from Arequipa in a typical Peruvian restaurant
We were able to work on our kayaks in Carlos' GT Store car tuning shop. Thanks!
Carlos and his mom Maybe, owner of car tuning GT Store with the THULE shop in Arequipa. Thanks a lot for hosting us!
Carlos from the THULE picked us up from the beach for a three days break in Arequipa
The Peruan coastguard from Mollendo welcoming us at Playa Catarindo
What a service from the Peruan Coastguard! Together with the local beach restaurant "Charlie's" (back left) they organized some fresh food and drink right on our arrival on the beach!
Arriving at beautiful Playa Catarindo after Mollendo harbor was nothing to land
Camp at Celta Yerba Buena
Caleta Yerba Buena form the river gap
The first mountain beach well in Caleta Yerba Buena after a long time! But the water was yucky...coming down a mountain with a road and rubbish lying around...
After the Prefectura in Argentine and the Navy in Chile, we are now assisted by the Guardacostas de Peru!
Two guardian soldiers saying goodbye at the military camp at Punta Coles
One of the three beautiful military division mountain pictures we found at the Military camp at Punta Coles
Punta Coles lighthouse
My first dip in Peruvian waters! (Still fully dressed...)
Landing on a gravel beach before Puerto Grau
Flag sticker number three is on my kayak! - Peru!
The "beach office" of the Ministerio del Interior - a stamp in the passport right at the beach on the first landing!
Arriving in the first small Peruan harbor in Vila Vila
Some more shitty pelicans in the harbor of Vila Vila
The Chilean-Peruan boarder from the water!