What used to take three hours of bumpy road, followed by 6 hours of horseback up and down switch back trails, now can be done by car in just over two hours.
Mama Zoila feeds us breakfast. Dario is on the right.
Denise gets a lesson on carrying her wawa in a manta.
Talked into flying, we set up streamers in the LZ.
Enthusiastic to see hang-gliding, three guys take off up the hill with my glider and equipment, with Denise and I huffing and puffing behind.
Launch and set up. The gang. We are about 6 or 700 feet over the LZ.
The flight. Short, sweet and probably in a rotor. Nonetheless, observers are excited to see this happening at their town.
School was let out to watch the flight.
Dario gets a taste of what it is like to control a hang-glider.
warm, well-dressed Quechua kids who read their own language with pride.
What a contrast to 30 years ago!