Ojos del Salar

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To rinse our salty skins, part dos of our evening excursion takes us to the eyes of the Atacama, los Ojos del Salar, matching freshwater sinkholes fifteen minutes beyond the salt lake.

The air cools quickly in the desert, and most of us decide we are clean enough thanks to a hose down after Laguna Cejar, preferring to enjoy the last of the sun’s warmth instead of cool off in a chilly pond.

I walk the perimeter of the hole, and back turned to the masses, I hear a whelp followed by a splash, and almost instinctively, I know that sound belongs to none other than my man, he the only crazy one wild enough to break the proverbial freshwater cherry, inaugurating the first of a series of dives into the clean pool.

Fascinating, this desert landscape.

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