Long Reeds And Tall Waves:
Navigating The Planet's Highest Lake
I bet you've seen lots of lakes in your life.
But Lake Titicaca, I can promise,
isn’t like anything you've ever come across.
Not only is it the highest navigable body of water in the world, the lake itself has over a hundred scattered islands, all of which have their own personalities. As we got inside our boats, the majestic Andes Mountain range stood sentinel, calm across the reflective waters of the lake. We were sailing towards Bolivia, whose banks make up the other side of this huge lake. We’d stay within the Peruvian side, and visit just a couple of islands, but the lake is so huge that our return journey took well over five hours; at that point, we had covered only a fifth of the lake.