Laguna de Huacachina, Ica - Peru
Lake of Huacachina, Ica - Peru
postmarked in 1971 with a Peru Stamp: 1968 National Dignity Day 4.00
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Legend holds that this lagoon was created when a beautiful native princess was apprehended at her bath by a young hunter. She fled, leaving the pool of water she had been bathing in to become the lagoon. The folds of her mantle, streaming behind her as she ran, became the surrounding sand dunes. And the woman herself is rumored to still live in the oasis as a mermaid.