August 16, 2012
Here are some pics from our journey down the mountain yesterday:
Last morning in the Andes
Raul stopped by his grandmother’s farm to get some potatoes for breakfast, and to deliver to his family in Lima on our way back to the hotel.
And as a treat on our last day in the highlands we saw a herd of dozens of alpaca. yay!
A successful field session all around! Last night we arrived back in Lima. Tonight I gave my talk at the Geological Society of Peru. About 25 people came – not bad for a last minute meeting. And it was simultaneously broadcast to 5 other universities across Peru!
A few people were avidly interested, and we had a good discussion during the question session about other sequences in Peru, and other records of the mass extinction. Afterwards, a couple of people wanted copies of the slides. I chatted and had a bit of wine – finally!
Dave and I have both been a little sick – it seems inevitable with so much international adventuring. I’ve just got to keep my act together so I can finish up at the university tomorrow. I’ll discuss our results with Dra. Rosas, show her some fossils, and hopefully get started to plan my next visit here!