Thursday, July 28, 2016

Summer holidays in Colombia: La Cocha

A bike trip with the kids up over a pass at about 3000m and down to Colombia´s 2nd largest natural lake....La Cocha.

Carla calls this sign, kissing cars.   The no passing sign she calls, no hugging.

Camels in Colombia?

Gotta keep those tummies full!

The island is a national park....we took a boat and did the hike to the other end.  Stay in the village below in the foreground. of the sources of the amazon

Sopa de verduras


Didn´t know they shot him too....

salsa de tomate

go army go


Bit chilly Carla?

Look up to the roof of the forest

the island is full of bromiliads

The angelic tree hugger... if you look will see the monkey puzzle trees I call a jigsaw puzzle

the sunglass bear....the only one i´ve ever seen was in the calgary zoo

canchas de zapo

Yup its cold up at this lake....and now central heating....

fresh flowers....

now ain´t that sweet.....

Summer Holidays in Colombia: Consaca

Did a  one day ride with Ramon, half way around the Volcan to Consaca to celebrate dia del campesino.  Took a mini van back home.

Had you fallen asleep when the bus stopped for a bathroom break?  You have arrived.  Welcome to Pasto.

riding past palma yucca

Volcan Galeras above

Me and my boy!  Old enough to ride on the hiway now.

riding past fique-cabuya....same family as agave in mexico


eating Motilon....a wild highland berry with juice that stains teeth and clothes...


Super Pipe!

riding past sugar cane

The sweet city of Colombia

....with its gothic church

farmer´s day

cousin Janer´s first time eating pizza!  Don Guillermo atras

Summer holidays in Colombia: El circunvular/ride around Volcan Galeras

It´s a 130km ride around the volcan.  We cut about 15 km off by getting a ride in a small truck called a piajjio, so Ramon and Mafe wouldn´t have to ride up the main hiway.

Team Endorphin Adventures (We miss you Studley!)

bro and sis

Where Carla goes.....bear goes too

Mafe and of many, mechanic, tailor

Mimi Froome

Super Mama

Visting a former student Vladamir and his family....(gotta do something about those man boobs!)

el cafe



hanging with tia cris´s mom.....where we spent the first night at their finca

sugar cana

cane harvest

un descanso

flying horses even.....

Super pipe!

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Canchas de the hotel in La Florida ....the 2nd night.

Cafe con arepa.....for breaky for the final half day ride home