We left the
yesterday morning to get a flight from Western Andes to Medellin , at the northern Santa Marta coast. Our driver was worried that a section of the
road might be closed due to landslide, so we were in a rush. However, a gap
wide enough for single line traffic had been cleared by the time we got there,
with an entrepreneurial Colombian with a stop/go sign waving traffic through in
exchange for a few coins. Caribbean
The Hotel Minca is a converted monastery with beautiful cloisters and bare rooms, set in amazing gardens in the hills. I'd love to own it and have money to throw at it.
I have managed to lose my I-phone, so am hoping it will turn up in the pick-up from yesterday when the drivers arrive to move us on to the next stop.
This morning we spent birding close to the hotel, before we head on to El Dorada, the birding lodge in subtropical temperate forest in the
, the Mountain above Sierra Nevada . Santa Marta
I had hip, back and foot pain and then realised that I had been wearing my shoe insoles the wrong way around for 5 days - no wonder.
Birdgirl is lying in a hammock reading her kindle and probably now time to make a move....