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15 October 2012 / leggypeggy

Machu Picchu—here we come

We’re heading to Machu Picchu tomorrow—walking. Oh, we get a ride part of the way, and some train and such, but we’ll trek 28 kilometres uphill over the next three days. Some of our group will be doing 40+ kilometres.

There will be no electricity, no running water, no toilets. But we will have a guide, porters and cooks. Our entourage will have horses too. Wish us luck. I’ll be back Thursday my time—I hope—with some good news of this latest big adventure—and lots of pictures. Stay tuned.


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  1. Wendy Steibelt / Oct 15 2012 3:39 pm

    Have a safe journey. Looking forward to reading about it all on your return . Wendy


  2. Potsie / Oct 15 2012 4:04 pm

    It’s coincidental that I recommended visiting Machu Picchu. I watched a documentary film last night and noticed today from your blog that you and PJ were in Peru.

    It’s a fascinating story and an engineering wonder.I love this type of stuff.


    • leggypeggy / Oct 15 2012 9:42 pm

      I’m not at all surprised you recommended Michu Picchu the day before we start the trek. We do think the same way. 🙂


  3. lmo58 / Oct 15 2012 5:15 pm

    Good luck Peggy. Twenty-eight kilometres, mostly uphill and trekking is a long way but I’m sure you and Poor John will accomplish it with your usual aplomb. Can’t wait to see the photos.



  4. Joanne T Ferguson / Oct 15 2012 6:15 pm

    Good Luck and we are cheering you on EVERY step of yours and Poor John’s way! 🙂


    • leggypeggy / Oct 15 2012 9:43 pm

      Thanks Joanne. I’ll assume the wind in my ears is really your cheers of encouragement.


  5. Graeme / Oct 15 2012 9:51 pm

    All the best Peggy .Pace yourself .The Devil Dog said he will be thinking of you while he sleeps in Aggie,s bed with the blanket mum knitted.Safe journey .xx


    • leggypeggy / Oct 15 2012 9:53 pm

      Thanks Graeme. I’ve already told Poor John and the guide that I’ll be going at Peggy-speed, which is probably not far off Chiyo-speed. 🙂 Give the Devil Dog a pat from us.


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