Heidi at Lake Titicaca

Heidi Hetzer continues her around the world adventure in her 1930 Hudson Saloon.  She recently visited Lake Titicaca.

Titicaca (in the hispanicized spelling) or Titiqaqa (Quechua) is a large, deep lake in the Andes on the border of Peru and Bolivia. By volume of water, it is the largest lake in South America.

It is often called the highest navigable lake in the world, with a surface elevation of 3,812 metres (12,507 ft). Although this refers to navigation by large boats, it is generally considered to mean commercial craft. For many years the largest vessel afloat on the lake was the 2,200-ton, 79-metre (259 ft) SS Ollanta. Today the largest vessel is probably the similarly sized, but broader, train barge/float Manco Capac, operated by PeruRail.¹

Light-house plaque at the lake.

Light-house plaque at the lake.

 

  1. Wikipedia web site.
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2 responses to “Heidi at Lake Titicaca”

  1. theitinerary1 says :

    I always wanted to go there 🙂

  2. theitinerary1 says :

    Check out my blog when you get the chance 🙂

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