Last week, before my daughters went back to school, we had a day in the Elqui Valley. We joined other people with solar ovens at an ecological camp ground. The camp ground uses reed beds and natural spring pools for swimming pools.
We had a picnic and my youngest had a swim.
We also walked down to the river where there are natural swimming pools and paths to follow and explore.
While we had lunch and explored my yarn was dyeing in my solar oven and rice, cake, and sausages were cooking in the other ovens.
There was a solar water heater on display, made with plastic tubes encased in recycled plastic water bottles.
After three hours in the oven my yarn was ready to remove and left to dry.
We had a lovely day chatting with interesting people and seeing how other people live with their surroundings.