Madagascar. – The tranquil gift of a walk in the Palmarium Reserve, the rain forest living up to its reputation with a soft drizzle that enhanced the colours and brought a gentleness to the experience.
From the view point, looking down through the mist to Lake Malotrandro and towards the Indian Ocean in the distance. Standing in the still setting, I could hear the waves breaking on the shores beyond. Mountains and water, a magical mix.
Pride in our guide as he looks at the beauty of the land he shares with us.
Headed up to the lookout point. Ferns as far as we could see.
Pathway through the trees.
One of the many fan palms in the area, after which the Reserve is named.
Walking is an act of inspired joy that I can do for hours on end. Taking in the smells of the trees and damp vegetation, looking out for lemurs in the and the detail of snails and spiders, frogs, wild orchids and varied forms of life. Here mostly endemic to the region.
Beauty is in the detail.