Iquique, Chile

Desert, desolation, pure hot sand as far as you can see...and then you pop over a sand dune and see ocean!  That's what it's like to be travel from Bolivia through the Atacama Desert, to Iquique, a medium-sized port city in northern Chile.  This time I arrived via airplane from Santiago and spent Easter weekend in Iquique.   

 Mister pigeon on a cloudy morning shoreline // 5 april 2015

Mister pigeon on a cloudy morning shoreline // 5 april 2015

 Symmetry // 5 april 2015

Symmetry // 5 april 2015

 Furry friends meeting on Cavancha beach // 5 april 2015

Furry friends meeting on Cavancha beach // 5 april 2015

 A huge sand dune bordering the highway to the airport // 6 april 2015

A huge sand dune bordering the highway to the airport // 6 april 2015

 Rocky portion of the shore with boardwalk umbrellas creating shade // 6 april 2015

Rocky portion of the shore with boardwalk umbrellas creating shade // 6 april 2015

 Surfer gauging the waves at dusk // 5 april 2015

Surfer gauging the waves at dusk // 5 april 2015

 Gulls on the rocky shore // 5 april 2015

Gulls on the rocky shore // 5 april 2015

 I'm really, really tan...and a little sunburnt // 5 april 2015

I'm really, really tan...and a little sunburnt // 5 april 2015

 Red umbrella under a beach flood light, perfect for a shot // 5 april 2015

Red umbrella under a beach flood light, perfect for a shot // 5 april 2015

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 Lifeguard post on Cavancha beach // 5 april 2015

Lifeguard post on Cavancha beach // 5 april 2015

 Coast town lights at night from the plane (I'm guessing they're Valparaiso and Viña del Mar) // 3 april 2015

Coast town lights at night from the plane (I'm guessing they're Valparaiso and Viña del Mar) // 3 april 2015