We left Antofagasta this morning, and only had a 320 km drive to San Pedro de Atacama. Enroute, we passed Calama, and we could see the largest open copper mine in the world, Chuquicamata.
Again we saw many enormous dust devils (sand devils) hundreds of metres high, from many kilometeres away. One formed right beside us as we were riding. It was really neat, a mini tornado!
|Atacama with sand devil|
|Landscape surrounding San Pedro de Atacama|