One day during our visit in June, 2006, Filiberto
asked one of his good friends, Orlando, to use his pickup truck for us
to go over the continental divide to the city of David on the south
coast for a plant-finding expedition. Not only did Orlando allow
us the use of his pickup, he took the day off from work and did the 300
miles of driving! Now that's friendship and he said it was like a
holiday for him.
Filiberto also allowed his
son, Rafael, to take a day off from school to go along with us and he
was able to learn about the nature of climatology for the day.
Rafael is very interested in ecology as well so the day was really five
guys going for a drive and exploring nature.
We were witness to many
varieties of plants that were probably common during prehistoric times
in the cloud-forest; from orchids to tree ferns and everything in
between. Here is a photo-journal of our trip to David:
The picture above shows one of
the many varieties of orchids we encountered during our trip; here are some
Going over the mountain, from
Changuinola through Chiriqui Grande, Lake Fortuna and into David gave us one
awe-inspiring view to another:
Here are some additional plant
pictures from the trip:
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