Road Trip: Punta Hermosa

In stark contrast to the first four months in Peru, this last month in Lima has been quite leisurely. I mean breakfast-in-bed leisurely. I could get used to this but no. After getting a hang of getting back in a city, i was soon bored though. I had to get out. Lima might be the sweetest, most gorgeous city i’ve ever been in, but it’s still a city.

Sometimes the daily routine was as follows:

DSC_0065

DSC_0066

Then my partner in crime X, and I decided to hit the road, but on a strictly veg diet.

DSC_0152 2

WP_20150310_007

Now if you’ve read my earlier blogs, i’ve mentioned time and again how much i love the Peruvian terrain. It’s like a layered desert-rainforests-mountains-rainforests-mountains sandwich from the west to the east, lining the whole country. One good way to see this is to drive down the Panamericana, which is one massive expressway running down the length of the continent. Another way is to watch The Motorcycle Diaries. Since I’d already done the latter, i opted for the drive. So X hired a car, and we were off.

No fixed plan, just drive.’

We packed our gear and hit the road at 3 pm on a Thursday, now this was more than a month ago. Less than two hundred kilometers and two hours down, we could smell the Pacific. We decided to take in a little sea breeze at Punta Hermosa. And within minutes, we’d decided this was the first stop to this trip. Mainly cos some of the stray dogs here look like lions. And then of course, the waves and the sunset.

20150319_232520

IMG_8095

Here’s a few images from Punta Hermosa, which is pretty much Instagramer’s haven. See for yourself. If you want to see the full sizes, I’d recommend right click image and ‘open in new tab’.

20150319_232928

20150324_181012

20150324_181835

DSC_0199 2

DSC_0253 2

Nobody’s watching. Punta Hermosa is literally a dead town. Maybe 50-80 people living in a 500 house colony.

DSC_0311 2

DSC_0336 2

DSC_0356 2

DSC_0377 2

DSC_0379 2

Cos every ‘photographer’ needs to have a pic like this else he’s a fake photographer.

DSC_0380 2

DSC_0391 2

DSC_0407 2

IMG_8087

IMG_8096

IMG_8100

IMG_8103

IMG_8105

This man can whoop all your asses riding waves 8 meters high.

IMG_8106

IMG_8107

IMG_8111

IMG_8113

IMG_8119

IMG_8120

IMG_8125

IMG_8132

IMG_8137

IMG_8138

IMG_8141

IMG_8144

IMG_8145

IMG_8149

IMG_8152

IMG_8155

IMG_8169

All these strays here sell as exotic pets back home.

IMG_8170

IMG_8173

IMG_8181

IMG_8182

IMG_8183

IMG_8188

IMG_8192

Like I said, instagramer’s haven.

IMG_8194

IMG_8195

IMG_8196

IMG_8197

IMG_8200

IMG_8205

IMG_8221

IMG_8288

DSC_0419 2

IMG_8631

IMG_8643

IMG_8687

IMG_8702

IMG_8772

Just random photographers at a surf contest.

DSC_0624

DSC_0633

DSC_0424

DSC_0488

If you’ve liked my posts, show me love with hugs and/or donations over at johnnybizzle.bandcamp.com; also pick up free tunes while you’re there.

Advertisements

About johnny b

dj, writer, traveler, moonwalker, headbanger, mind expander, yoga instructor. View all posts by johnny b

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: