I woke up early, I guess too early, it was 5:00 in the morning. The host were not awake and breakfast was not ready so I decide to talk a stroll through the forest and went towards the sea shore. Let me tell you one thing, nothing is more peaceful and calm than listening to waves hitting rocks at the shore early morning. That sound is so soothing that you have to sit there for atleast half an hour.
I came back, had my breakfast, packed my bag with not fully dry clothes but i didn’t have an option as I had to cover Sapzurro and Capurgana and catch my boat @1 to Necocli so that I am on time for my evening bus to Cartagena. It was a tight schedule and I didn’t want to miss any place.
Frankly speaking Sapzurro and Capurgana didn’t impress me that much except the sea view but that was same in La Miel as well. May be because I went to La Miel first. But the difference was that La Miel is a beach where as Capurgana and Sapzurro are town so you can see more shops and more people around. You can roam around a bit. There’s a hike between Capurgana to Sapzurro which is about 1:30 hr but since I didn’t have the time I skipped it and traveled via boat which is 10 mins ride. Another additional point was that you get options for Scuba Diving and snorkelling here. And they provide courses too for the same.
It took me 1:30 hr to check out the place and then I bought the Boat ticket for Necocli which was leaving @11.
Rest for the day I spent only in travelling as I missed the direct bus from Necocli to Cartagena, so I took a bus to Tolu and from there another bus to Cartagena. But the best part about it was that I made new friends , 2 German and 1 French. I guess that is the best part about solo backpacking, you are never alone. Wherever you go, you will find people travelling and you get to learn so much from them, you exchange talks about each other’s lives, about your countries, culture everything. The total journey from Necocli to Cartagena was for 10 hours but I didn’t realise it because we talked non stop and still we had many stories left.
Finally I reached Cartagena at night around 10:30, bid goodbyes to my new friends and took a cab to my hostel.