Yesterday I was invited to a an afternoon adventure at castle in Campana, Panama. When we left Coronado it was 29C, and when we arrived shortly thereafter at our destination (approximately 30 minutes away) it had dropped to a frigid 21C! As we drove up the twisty mountain road we were clearly entering the clouds of heaven and the views were spectacular!
We hiked as a group, lead by our fearless leader Kevin and his buddy, Connor.
Part way down the mountainside we happened upon a pasture of green onions and parsley, which someone was clearly tending with the help of irrigation pipes passing through. There was also a cute little hovel within which laid this amazingly beautiful but heavy, hand-woven basket. The lid was made of antlers and hide, with rudimentary straps clearly designed for carrying it on their back. It was clear someone lived there and I felt like I was intruding!
We continued on our journey until we came upon a small stream, at which point we returned back to the house for some well-earned food. A wonderful adventure indeed, thanks to our new friend Maria, and her mountain friends who made us feel so welcome. The day ended with an impromptu ‘jam session’, which included keyboards, guitars, instruments made of gourds and singing the blues!
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