Monday, May 28, 2018

Colonia Tovar Supplemental

Captain's log, supplemental. The away team ventured back out to Colonia Tovar for another visit a year and half after the initial landing party hired a driver to get there. We noted it was a nice spot for a little shore leave so we returned 3 months prior to departure from this strange planet of Venezuela.

We didn't have our car yet back then even though it was 3 months after arrival. I could drive us this time so we were free to take the trip at our own pace. Colonia Tovar hasn't changed much as a nice weekend getaway spot since that first time, which is a great thing. It's a little German alpine village two hours west of Caracas so I hope it can keep its character and charm. Check out the previous post and pictures here.

We stayed at a different hotel so these pictures should be different. We also drove a little past the town and a little higher up to to Pico Codazzi at 2,429 meters (7,969 feet) to see what's on the other side of that mountain top. It was this view...

Saturday, May 19, 2018


This is an amazing live performance of a wonderful song. Steve Hogarth said about this song: "It's whimsical, it's dreamlike. It's a holiday in the mind. But at the other end of the spectrum, it's a total revolution; a take-everything-down-and-start-again song. I'm very fond of Go!"

I feel "wide awake on the edge of the world" as time ticks down on living in this unusual place. I'll miss many things about being in Caracas, but I'm sure it'll be refreshing to step back from a place that too often feels like it's teetering on the edge of the world.

Marillion - Go!