Now, I’m not about posting videos with foul language. I’m really not. However, my site has been down so I’ve been a bit behind on posting anything. Also, my space has been used up and I’ve been struggling with figuring out what kind, if any, of upgrade I should consider purchasing. Apparently I am photo heavy in my blogs so I’m at a loss of what I should do. I would welcome any suggestions.
At any rate, back to the point of this blog. I’m behind.. no biggie.. it was all for good reason. Travel, internet down and more travel. It was a great break to not have access to internet over the past couple of trips and during the past week in Venezuela. Amazing amount of things I was able to accomplish in that time.. but again I digress.. the point of this blog is I”m about to post a video that has some extreme language. I cannot edit it out as it is not my video to edit.
So here’s the story. About 2 weeks ago I went to Catatumbo, Venezuela for 4 days. This is a place in Venezuela that is re-known for it’s lightening storms. I flew out of Venezuela with only about 3 hours of sleep, I arrived in the location after a 2 hour bus ride and about 3-4 hours on a boat in the sweltering sun. So by 8 pm I was exhausted. It was a great day but was completely exhausted. So I went to bed about 9 pm. At about 10:30 pm we were all roused from our sleep to the sound of a door banging open and our tour guide Alan Highton screaming, “The lightening show is starting.. the lightening show is starting!!”
So we trudge out of bed and are impressed and amazed at the spattering of occasional brightness in the sky.. after about 10 minutes of me being completely UN-IMPRESSED and discombobulated from lack of sleep.. i head back to bed to be awakened about 45 min later with our lovely tour guide Alan Highton pounding and screaming again.. “The lightening show..” well you get it.. so let’s just say the first night was a bit of a bust on the show. I could not even capture a tiny bit of lightening.
So the second day we participate in a food delivery donation to a local village.. I will talk more about this in my next post with some photos as soon as I figure out what upgrade I want to purchase..(this is your hint to give me some guidance).
All day Alan kept singing the Black Eyed Peas chorus from “I gotta feeling.. that tonights going to be a good night.. that tonights going to be a good- good night..” By the time evening rolled around and after about a 2 hour nap I did feel better but when 9 pm rolled around I was still uh.. not impressed. I decided to use the bathroom and just go back to sleep. By the time I got out of the bathroom a breeze had picked up and some thunder started rolling a bit.. so I decided to sit up for a bit. Everyone else on this tour seemed to have these amazing cameras with telephoto lenses and were catching some good lightening shots but I could not do the magic with my point and shoot. The best shot I got was of the following which was taken at 1 am in pitch black after lightening had blazed through the sky..
Now the following pictures were taken with friends’ cameras and I was super jealous. The pictures convinced me I might need to get a better camera for those special times and photo opportunities.
Now finally for the video.. now mind you the language is a bit off… the tour group consisted of people from 4 or 5 different countries and they were a lovely and funny group. Think “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure” mixed with a little “Twister” and “The Day After Tomorrow”. Well sort of. I hope to have decided about my space upgrade soon so I can show some of my amazing photos from the daylight in Catatumbo. The videos are a little boring visually but great in sound.. to me anyways..I hope you enjoy.
- How Western press distorts Venezuela (greenleft.org.au)
- Venezuela prioritizes ‘happiness’ in its national budget (csmonitor.com)
- Venezuela Vacations (orbitz.com)