At breakfast (exceptional, as always), I discovered I was scheduled to go on an all-day trek to see a couple of waterfalls. I knew I had planned for it, the night adventure and a second all-day thing, but didn’t know the days. So. Today it was. I’m good with that.
About 40 minutes after eating, I dressed out in long pants, tee, and rubber boots. I wasn’t sold on the rubber boots, or, for that matter, the long pants, but I listen to the advice of the guides who are taking me. Turns out, both were pretty good ideas.
After driving about fifteen minutes, we pulled off the road onto a wide spot. They are relatively rare, given the encroachment of the vegetation on the pavement. Chaeli, my guide, and I unloaded walking sticks and set off. It was just the two of us, and the trail beckoned.
It wasn’t an orb weaver though. The spider that did the magic was 1/8 the size of the ubiquitous orb weaver.