Saturday, May 2, 2009

Strolling Along El Malecon

It was 8am on el dia del trabajo (day of work) and the streets were dead. El dia del trabajo is basically a Peruvian Labor Day. One particularity of Lima is the cloud of fog that creeps up from the shore, especially in the early morning.The Malecon de Miraflores is a park that runs along the Pacific Ocean. I was extremely excited to see the ocean, but as you can see from the picture above, the fog was so thick you couldn´t see anything. It was a strange feeling not being able to see what was right in front of you.

There were tons of people jogging and working out along the Malecon. Everyone was very friendly and stop to smile and say hello. A few people saw me fidgeting with a map and asked if I needed help.

The faro (lighthouse) is small. Not sure how ships were able to see the lighthouse with the constant fog.
The Malecon is on top of a cliff overlooking the beach.
If you look closely you can see some surfers swimming below.

1 comment:

  1. Nice fog pictures but I want to see a picture of some lomo saltado y una chela! :)