On to Peru

 Pulling into the garage for petrol, I discovered that this one provides fuel for bikes and people

The cold beers seemed like a good idea as we rode onwards, and a dry and desolate landscape unfolded, a landscape devoid of any sign of life except the occasional small settlement of shacks like this one, which seem to have no source of water

The sign reads "Slow, Dangerous Bends"

This guy obviously hadn't paid it any attention

It looked fairly recent, so I'd stopped to check if anyone needed help, one of my group stopped as well

Leaving the plateau behind, we started climbing,  for those who don't recognise what the following picture is...below is a picture of my GPS Sat Nav, showing the altitude as 4637 metres (over 15,000ft if you're not metric). I can feel the effects, a thumping headache kicks in as my brain is slowly being starved of oxygen.

At the higher altitudes we saw llama flocks alongside the road

Usually guarded by dogs

It seems that the dogs are not always as vicious as they might be, this one looked like he'd come straight off the set of a Disney film

He had guts though as he stood his ground in the middle of the road barking at us on our bikes.

Another peril on the roads - you don't need to be fluent in Spanish to understand what's in this tanker

More hot springs, but no time to stop for a dip, we've got quite a distance to go today.

My entry in the competition to find a picture of the prettiest alpaca award

We reached Lake Titicaca, the end of our day's journey, it had been a challenging ride but with so many great sights that we'd enjoyed it.

The town of Puno which is nestled between the mountains and the lakeside, our GPS led us through the maze of streets.

The beautiful view from my window as the sun set.