Wednesday Walk - Explore the Rainforest
Hello everyone, how do you do?
It's Wednesday again. Since knowing this wonderful Wednesday Walk community, every Wednesday, I go to a new place to discover and share with everyone. I really have to thank @tattoodjay so much for creating this community. Thanks to it, my life becomes more active. And on Wednesday of this week, I chose to explore a nearby rainforest.
Where is it?
It is a tropical rainforest located at the top of the legendary Hai Van Pass. Actually, my original intention was to come enjoy coffee at a cafe on the top of Hai Van pass because recently I was told about its beautiful view. I spoke with the hospitable owner, a man in his 60s, who designed this unique cafe. I will review this cafe another day, maybe next Wednesday 😁. Then maybe he realized I was a nature lover, so he told me about a beautiful stream behind the cafe. It was a beautiful stream flowing out of the forest. Then I did not hesitate to ask the owner of the cafe to follow the stream to explore the forest.
This is the stream behind the cafe.
Following the stream, I walked into the forest to explore. It's the rainy season in our place so it's quite wet. However, the trees also become greener. I really didn't know where I was going because I couldn't pin it on the map because there was no internet connection. I just walked along the stream and hoped to reach some lake or waterfall where the stream begins. However I was not able to make it. After two hours of walking, I had to go back because I was afraid it would be dark. In the rainy season, it is usually cloudy and it gets dark very quickly.
This is the name of the mountain. Its name means the mountain born of heaven.
Despite the humid nature of a tropical rainforest, there are many interesting things to explore here besides the beautiful stream.
First, the higher I went, the more excited I felt. I was able to admire the panoramic beauty of the surrounding area. Standing on the big rocks there, I was able to see everything around me: the tiny road winding over the pass, the city in the distance, the endless ocean, the green mountains and the drifting clouds right in front of me. In fact, I think the real beauty of this area is much better than these photos. I felt small in the vastness of nature, which made me think that we humans are just small creatures on this earth.
The majestic view from the mountain.
When I went deep into the forest, I couldn't see the sky anymore. Above me are green trees, and below is rich vegetation. The wetness of the rainforest sometimes slows down my pace, but that way I can spend more time enjoying my surroundings. The trees became more lush in the rainy season and green moss covered the rocks forming a vibrant green color of the forest. There is also more water in the stream. The sound of water flowing over the rocks along with the singing of birds created the magical music of nature during my journey. I think I also saw a fawn ferret. Unfortunately he was so fast that I couldn't take a picture of him. But that's okay, I was really lucky to see such a beautiful creature in nature.
After the trip
Although it was an unexpected trip, I enjoyed it very much. What I saw was more than worth the effort I put into the trip. Actually, I didn't feel tired at all, even the nuisance of mosquitoes or other insects was an enjoyable part of the trip.
I once again had another great walking tour on Wednesday. The trip not only gave me interesting experiences and connection with nature, but it also really refreshed me. I was feeling full of energy for the upcoming activities for the rest of the week 💪. Thank you so much Mother Nature for creating wonderful life on this earth.
When I went out of the rainforests, it was already dark.
How about you? I look forward to exploring your walking tours on Wednesday.