martes, 30 de diciembre de 2008
Viaje a Nuqui/Pacifico Colombiano August 2008
Our buddies from Spain, Mayte and Marcos went with us exploring the Choco/Colombia.
I want to share with you impressions of our 5 day trip to an unspoiled place.
The Choco Colombiano is called the region on the Colombian Pacific coast. Some sources say its the most humide place on
the world others say the second, I am not really sure, but
our clothes did'nt dry at all.
The region is one of the richest in biodiversity worldwide, birds, frogs, orchideas, butterflies etc.
The Humboldt stream brings food for the big fish, so its a great place for diving. You may discover banks of sardines, marlines, groupers, wahoos, even whalesharks and humpack whales can be observed. Lots of rocks underwater, some are covered with softcorals. Watertemperature, when we went 28 degree Celsius,
We stayed in the Eco Lodge, owner Gonzalo Trujilo, he received
an ecoturism excellence Award in the year 2000. He is producing hidroelectric energy from the creek. Its a beautiful, relaxing place, full of tropical plants and directly on the beach. The food was amazing, lucy the "chef" a black woman from the choco, is a real
expert on seafood
We did some hiking through the riverbed, and the liana took us up to the skies, finally we knew how
tarzan must have felt.
One of the highlights was a 2 hours walk was a 2 hours walk (continously uphill!) to observe an endemic poison dart frog (I guess it was dentrobates lehmanni), and a natural termal bath in the middel of the jungel...
It was worth it!
One the way home from Nuqui to Medellin we fly more than one hour over pure dense rainforest, it
doesn' seem ending. we feel a profound respect of Natur and hope
mankind will learn to apreciate it before its to late.