Just a few miles from San Vito is the beautiful Wilson Botanical Garden. We spent a morning there with Douglas and took our time exploring the pathways. It’s been more than a year since we visited such a place; the last time was in Guadaloupe, a smaller and more manicured park.
This is just barely cultivated enough to make it easy to visit, but wild enough to still feel like the jungle in parts.
There weren’t too many plants in bloom, which is funny for the “green” season but we did see a couple of agoutis. This one’s bigger than he looks in the photo, about the size of a small pig.
Our favorite plants were the stands of giant bamboo, taller than we’ve ever seen.
There’s an observation tower much like the fire towers all over the mountains where we come from and of course we had to go up for the view. It was scary high (for me) but when we came down and read the information plaque we saw that it wasn’t even as tall as our mast. Well, if we had one.