|The finished and aging reed boat, one with the Titicaca waters|
|The wise glares of Victor (forefront) and Wilber (background)|
You dont need a lot of time to become very close. Though the wonderful Vilca family of Khantati came into my life recently, theres no doubt that we will be part of each others lives in the future. Yet returning to the island and seeing new houses built, the island remade, the deterioration of the boat in just a few months makes me respect the immense knowledge of Victor and family. This knowledge will take a long time to understand. I have only just arrived at the surface.
|Habraham (Victors son-in-law to be) and I|
My last week in Peru will be spent with the totora boat builders of the north coast. In a small beach town named Huanchaco, the boat builders are keeping a 2000 year old tradition alive begun with the ancient Moche culture, to keep day old fish in local bellies.