At Machu Picchu
The next morning I found Machu Picchu covered in a
heavy mist, fog, or clouds. By any name, it was an
entirely different landscape. From inside an Inca
building, the mountain of Huayna Picchu that
normally looms over the site is completely obscured.
Mist also claimed the green hills that surround
Machu Picchu. It would eventually clear.
From the Central Plaza sometime later, it is now possible
to see parts of Huyana Picchu as the mist retreats. I was
also moving on, to Cuzco, once the Inca Capital.
Pointing the camera down, the blanket of mist is below
Machu Picchu. The train from Cuzco deposits tourists
at this distant low point, where the river flows. A bus
goes up and down the steep route to Machu Picchu.
If you have a high speed internet connection, please watch
my free Peru video of this trip by clicking on:
The Inca Lost and Found