New Day 2 in Peru
On this day we toured Moray, where Incas tested varieties of plants and Moras, a salt mine. The weather was clear and the temperature was pleasant.
Adobe drying in the sun with Andes mountains in back
Adobe drying in the sun with Andes mountains in back

Adobe drying in the sun with Andes mountains in back
Woman on way to sell goods at market
Woman on way to sell goods at market

Woman on way to sell goods at market
Burros are ubiquitous here
Burros are ubiquitous here

Burros are ubiquitous here
This dried Adobe  felt as hard cement
This dried Adobe felt as hard cement

This dried Adobe felt as hard cement
Young boy on burro   A common mode of transport here
Young boy on burro A common mode of transport here

Young boy on burro A common mode of transport here
First glimpse of Moray, where Incas did plant research   The site was picked because of the natural bowl shape
First glimpse of Moray, where Incas did plant research The site was picked because of the natural bowl shape

First glimpse of Moray, where Incas did plant research The site was picked because of the natural bowl shape
Dots in center of circle are people    Atitude at the bottom is 11,000 feet
Dots in center of circle are people Atitude at the bottom is 11,000 feet

Dots in center of circle are people Atitude at the bottom is 11,000 feet
Another crop research area    Each level was a different climate
Another crop research area Each level was a different climate

Another crop research area Each level was a different climate
Incas tested plants to see what would grow best in different parts of the Empire
Incas tested plants to see what would grow best in different parts of the Empire

Incas tested plants to see what would grow best in different parts of the Empire
More than 500 Incas worked here
More than 500 Incas worked here

More than 500 Incas worked here
Water was brought to the site from high mountains via surface and underground channels carved in rock
Water was brought to the site from high mountains via surface and underground channels carved in rock

Water was brought to the site from high mountains via surface and underground channels carved in rock
Carole on the Inca flying steps
Carole on the Inca flying steps

Carole on the Inca flying steps
The steps were widely spaced   Our quide said the Incas jumped from step to step
The steps were widely spaced Our quide said the Incas jumped from step to step

The steps were widely spaced Our quide said the Incas jumped from step to step
Our constant view  this day
Our constant view this day

Our constant view this day
Field being prepared for corn planting
Field being prepared for corn planting

Field being prepared for corn planting
Oxen pulling a wooden plow
Oxen pulling a wooden plow

Oxen pulling a wooden plow
A pickaxe was used to break up the clods
A pickaxe was used to break up the clods

A pickaxe was used to break up the clods
First glimpse of the Moras salt mine
First glimpse of the Moras salt mine

First glimpse of the Moras salt mine
Picture taken from a road about 2,000 feet above the mine
Picture taken from a road about 2,000 feet above the mine

Picture taken from a road about 2,000 feet above the mine
The valley and river beyond the mine
The valley and river beyond the mine

The valley and river beyond the mine
The mine has been in continuous operation since the Inca times
The mine has been in continuous operation since the Inca times

The mine has been in continuous operation since the Inca times
Carole overlooking the mine
Carole overlooking the mine

Carole overlooking the mine
A worker carries a heavy bag of salt
A worker carries a heavy bag of salt

A worker carries a heavy bag of salt
Families from nearby towns operate the mine
Families from nearby towns operate the mine

Families from nearby towns operate the mine
Water from a salty spring is channeled to 3,000 pools
Water from a salty spring is channeled to 3,000 pools

Water from a salty spring is channeled to 3,000 pools
The three grades of salt one for human use    one for animals and the third for industrial use
The three grades of salt one for human use one for animals and the third for industrial use

The three grades of salt one for human use one for animals and the third for industrial use
We bought some salted corn nuts made with local corn and of course  salt
We bought some salted corn nuts made with local corn and of course salt

We bought some salted corn nuts made with local corn and of course salt