Coast to Volcano

The dry and desolate cliff roads were occasionally punctuated by lush green valleys where various rivers had cut through the landscape. Every inch of the valley floor was cultivated to make the most of the water - a scarcity in this arid part of the continent.

A vivid splash of colour. We would descend down to the valley floor, cross over the river on a bridge and then go up the other side, heading south throughout.

Finally in the distance, we saw this welcome sight

No, not the bus

the volcano beyond it

another one that I was assured is not currently active, it's called Misti (Putina) and last erupted in 1985, hmm, not actually extinct then in my reckoning.