Songhellir, the singing cave

On the trail to Snaefellsjoküll, I passed through a place called “Songhellir” or “Singing Cave”  in English.
I walked up from the road intersection since there was no way to continue by car because of the ice and snow (winter time!)


I arrived in front of the entrance of the cave but unfortunately it was obstructed by a lot of snow.


Anyway, I was able  to climb up the snow and the icy rocks.
Hopefully I had train climbing last year, so I  had some assurance doing it!
A the top of my climbing I could enter some cavities where the wind was funneled and this made really cool swooshing sounds.


So, even if I couldn’t get into the cave, I had some nice recordings of wind!

From the village rooftop

Rooftop recording

At noon, I took a little time spent on top of the roof of the hostel at Cotacachi. Allowing to capture compelling and authentic Ecuadorian ambience.
From distance I can hear announcing trucks, those truck that have speakers and navigate around the village to announce whatever they try to sale.
I found them really typical and they sound great from up here, bouncing all over the houses walls and mountains. Also the view is really nice here. Could spend the day on the roof! But more adventures await me…

rooftop ambience ecuador

rooftop sound

A little extract: