Ibiza photography hike from Cala Llonga – Cap des Llibrell
Cala Llonga has been in my mind since I accidentally dropped by the celebration of “Clean Cala Llonga” event and saw the small and close community of Cala Llonga. Last week I took Ibiza tourist office brochure with the descrition of the walk and joined by a friend and a photographer Tim Twitch Reeves we went out to see the Cala Llonga-Cap des Llibrell walk for a little “Ibiza photography” tour.
Almost every place is great for some Ibiza photography and Cala Llonga with its beautiful (and clean!) beach, being one of the longest in Ibiza, is not exception. I am still learning how to take great photos, so I was happy to have Tim, who is a photographer residing in Ibiza, with me to give some tips and capture the moments on this relaxing walking route in Ibiza.
Cap des Llibrell walking route – easy to get up, difficult to get down
This route is ca 5 km in length, having an altitude of 220 m on Cap des Llibrell and a smaller 184 m altitude on puig des Castellar. We started the walk (after many café con leches – there are just so many nice places to take a moment) from the right side of the Cala Llonga beach, heading up on the wide dirt road. There is no way you can get lost, so it is a perfect track for exploring Ibiza on your own.
After a short yet steep climb we reached the top of Cap des Llibrell. The view from Cap des Llibrell is worth the walk, you can see ruins, Cala Llonga beach on ascent and Sol d’en Serra beach strip on the other side of the Cap des Llibrell. And while having your break at the top you can enjoy the company of lizards that are very courageous.
Ibiza photography: beaches and lizards
While going up is an easy task, wide dirt road easily followed, coming down is an another issue. When you take another road, the road that goes to the left, the descent is so steep, that it is really difficult to keep you on two feet. All the trees and stones that are firmly on the ground are cherished. But there are not many points to support you, so you might consider coming down on all fours or taking the same road back.
We were not too lucky with the weather, having some occasional raindrops and a bit of a grey colors, the more interesting it was to get up close and personal photos of the lizards.
The lizards are definitely not shy in Ibiza. And they eat your banana peels or peach pieces or can just climb on you when you are sitting still for a while. Which made it easy to have a little lizard-photo shoot. Photography means patience. Photography means finding the time and a place and, well, that your camera is well set for the shoot. In Ibiza photography means also being prepared that you will have a lot of natural light, for me it is still a bit of an issue. Taking photos of lizards, meant that we spent a lot of time playing stone statues and leaving some food stuff on the ground to attract them. And it worked. Here are some photos Tim got from the lizards.
A photoshoot with lizards:
Walks are great for some great Ibiza photography
We all love good photos and being on a holiday means lots of great moments to capture. Be sure you have the batteries full, enough space on your memory card and try out your camera and how it works, if it is new. Be sure to come back to this blog, since I will be adding Ibiza photography some tricks and tips.
Read about more places you can go and tips on walking in Ibiza:
* Walking in Ibiza: Get trained by Cap des Falco
* Lazy Saturday walk in Ses Salinas Nature Reserve, Las Salinas beach and Es Cavallet
Walking in Ibiza: nature, sport, photography and beauty of Ibiza! Come walk in Ibiza! For more Ibiza photography see the pictures of the walks in Pinterest
Walking lifestyle – keeping you fit, mentally and physically
Don’t forget we all need time-off from our daily lives. Walking is the easiest and accessible thing to do that. Go out for a walk, share your thoughts and inspirations with me via e-mail. My aim is to show how easy it is to find little walks, little time-off-chunks in life to keep you mentally and physically fit. Wherever you are.
Liisi Toom is a communication executive and lifestyle coach who spent 9 months in Ibiza walking, doing walking tours and blogging about it. She has also done and blogged about walking in Estonia and Norway. She coaches people on finding their lifestyle. If you wish to find and live your lifestyle, e-mail at liisitoom (at) gmail. com or follow her Twitter @liisi.
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