The national park here is simply awesome. We were blessed (in the rational sense) with benign weather for much of the day. Following the coastline and dipping in and out of the woods for a 7 km hike. Along the way there are the many archeological remains of the Yemana people. Endless midens piled many feet high. Centuries worth of discarded shells and excrement. Now grown over with grass made short by horses feeding on them. The horses are not wild of course but they are allowed to roam huge tracks of land unattended. We came across a pack of 6 or 7 horses in a small cove on the oceans edge.
The forest itself is gorgeous. Although similar to Canadian forests in flavour the species of plants and trees was exotic to my eyes. Also the strange wind swept shapes to many of the trees near the waters edge. The windless quiet of the woods today was rare I am told. We came across a beach head facing a fantastic snow peaked mountian range. I followed the treeline upwards with my binoculars and thought ,”It would be difficult but not impossible to trudge up that thing”. Of course it would be very difficult, not to mention the weather would turn in a moments notice. But it was nice to dream.
After 4 hours we happened out of the woods just as our bus was about to pull away. We got on it, glad that we did not have to wait another 2 hours for the next one out.