Thursday, October 25, 2007
Pingo de Ouro
The tour I did yesterday was with a Swiss couple, John and his wife, who have been driving their camper truck throughout South America for the last three years. As they described it, they have no time schedule for visiting any one place. As a matter of fact, they don't use the words "visit" or "tour". They simply live wherever they are until they feel it's time to move on to another location. I picked them up at the Bombeiros (Fire Department), where their truck is in very good company. We spent the morning at Bosque Santa Lúcia and I presented my humble introduction to Amazonian flora. In reality it was a learning experience for me too because the couple shared their experiences in other forests they have visited on their long trip. John's favorite color is yellow. Fortuitously, many yellow blooming trees are now flowering at the Bosque. One is Pingo de Ouro (Acacia sp) shown in the attached image.