|The first place we stopped on our day tour of the salt flats was a|
train graveyard. Here is one old engine.
|Lloyd rode on a train like one of these on his way home from|
his first mission. He rode from Tupiza to LaPaz. He tells the
story of how it derailed on the way and they spent the cold
night out on the high plain.
|They took us to a small town where the salt is packaged to sell|
at stores around Bolivia. There are three ovens on the wall where
they build fires inside to heat the salt. This process dries it and takes
out all the water.
|This is a pile of dried salt. Stephen our young guide is sitting|
by a grinder they put the salt through to make it finer.
|Lloyd is standing by the area where they dry the salt. The ovens|
are underneath the platform where they put the salt.
|This building is made our of salt blocks. Inside there is an area to|
eat, buy souvenirs and a bathroom.