An overnight bus took us further up the coastline to Mancora. Supposedly the creme de la creme of Peru`s beaches, with sandy unlimited beaches it attracts the must-be-seen of Peru. In reality, it had a slight Blackpool theme about it and seemed just a little bit more than a shanty town. Trujillo was certainly far better.
The first day we spent there was cloudy and wet so spent it wandering through the town and catching up with emails. The second day was a lot brighter so we hired body boards and played in the sea. At first I did not catch many waves because the ground was really rocky and nearby surfers kept ploughing over head. Not all had straps on the boards so when they came off, the board went flying away from them and on to any unsuspecting boarder near by! Moving away, I found that where the just the swimmers were the sea was better for waves and also no rocks! I managed to catch a few good waves but it was hard steering the board away from small children. Normally I would have played skittles but the parents were too close!!!
It was also good to spend time on the beach soaking up some sun. It was definitely time to work on the tan which was decidely a lot paler. And so ended our time in Peru. A fabulous country, full of history and colour. Lake Titicaca and Machu Picchu should be a must on anyone´s travel list and for the nature lovers an outing to the Ballestas Islands. Next stop Ecuador and getting ever closer to the Jungle.