… Leaf cutter ants … they cut up small sections of leaf and carry them for quite some distance … about 50 meters … I think perhaps even more, and they create ‘highways’ clearings in the dirt because they walk up and down the same track … a bit like humans, and they take the leaves back to their nest where they turn them into compost … mushrooms then grow from the compost and this is what they eat. How cool is that?
(A little hard to get a good photo, but hopefully you get the idea!)
We approached these guys from the water, in a small wooden canoe, I was sitting in the front and as we got close to the shore one of the mother monkeys, with her baby on her back came running down the bank, onto the canoe and into my arms. She held on and gave me a big hug … wouldn’t let go … I had to get out of the canoe with her holding on tight. So sweet.
I didn’t take many photos this day. I thought it best to concentrate on one thing …
biking down the mountain! And trust me, that needed some concentration.
The photos I did take really do not do justice to how stunning the landscape is …
or how much fun the ride was.Lunch was super healthy vege soup made by one of the local women and rolls with tons of avocado, cheese, cucumber and tomato.
I didn’t do this section of the ride but had the joy of standing on the edge of the mountains and watching. If you are a mountain biker this is one place which you must come to one day. The rest of my trip … when I did bike is to follow but for now some scenes from the sidelines, and how gorgeous are the mountains?