Casa Elemento, Minca, Days 3 and 4

Tuesday 14th July 2015

It was Bastille Day but no one cared which was fine with me!

Beautiful view at sunrise again from just outside of my tent.

view

This is a “cabana” which was just being built and can accommodate 2 to 3 people.

cabana

View of the bar from the toilets

bar

Fireplace and the view behind

view

I decided to go to “Los Pinos” lookout for the sunrise and follow these indications.

los pinos

It took me about 45 minutes indeed to get to Los Pinos. From there I could see the view towards Santa Marta.

view

On the other side of the road was a view towards some other mountains.

view

And the view towards Pico Bolivar and Pico Colon in the far background.

view

It was early morning and the birds were out like this green one.

green bird

Or this other one with red hat.

red hat bird

Or this blue one.

blue bird

There was also some cool butterfly.

butterfly

I came back in time for breakfast. It was Allan´s birthday and in Colombia the tradition is to crack an egg on your head on your birthday.

egg

And add some flour and ketchup on top!

birthday

It was another chill-out day. On the sofas…

sofas

At the pool

pool

We played a photo competition of trying to catch a shot of one of the two dragonflies constantly hovering over the pool.

dragonfly

That bird nearby seemed to constantly be on the look-out for the dragonfly too.

bird

And people chilled at the fireplace.

fireplace

And in the Big Hammock.

Big Hammock

Or in chairs, simply enjoying the view.

view

Cats and dogs too were chilling out, enjoying the sun.

cat and dog

In the afternoon, the humming birds paid some visits to the flowers near the brekky area. That bird is so quick! I tried to grab some shots with speed on 1/4000 seconds but the bird moves constantly, by the time you focus it is gone again!

humming bird

Such a beautiful bird.

humming bird

Another shot

humming bird

Sunset

sunset

Chilling out at the fireplace

fireplace

or at the bar

bar

I tried out my remote timer and gorillapod on some 30min exposure night shots.

night shot

Wed 15th July 2015

I decided to stay and volonteer for one week. My first task that day was to be the night bar from 4pm to 11pm with Joshua. Rest of the day went by easily in a smooth chilled manner doing absolutely almost nothing. 🙂

View in the morning

morning view

Brekky time

brekky time

Avocado tree

avocado tree

Playing Carcassonne game

playing games

Fog coming

fog coming

Rain coming

rain

Big Hammock

big hammock

Funny insect Fabio brought to the bar, preferring to move around on his back.

insect

Fireplace

fireplace

Sunset

sunset

Fireplace again

fireplace

Et voila..Chilled days of proper time out enjoying the moments and doing nothing else.