Lake Titicaca Reed Island

Lake Titicaca Reed Island

We stopped off on Uros Island, a floating island made entirely of the local totora reed. The reeds are gathered from the perimeter of the lake and laid on the islands. In some places the island can be 15 feet thick. The reeds are constantly deteriorating on the bottom of the floating mass creating the need for repair. The mother and her daughter were busy with the reeds, oblivious to me as sat behind them watching. Her buns were going to get cold that night.