Hiking Around Marizá, Bahia, Brazil

Hiking in Mariza, Bahia, Brazil

A green paddock partially camouflages parrots sitting on a fence and one taking off. Also note the grey bird below

At Marizá Epicentro I joined farm volunteers Fernanda and Mariana for two great afternoon hikes. The first hike destination was a hilltop cross to watch the sun set.

Hiking Mariza, Bahia, Brazil

Fernanda, Mariana and myself on the hike to the hilltop cross

Hiking Mariza, Bahia, Brazil

Standing in front of a large rocky outcrop with Xanthorrhoea-like plants growing on top

Hiking Mariza, Bahia, Brazil

A lizard at the hilltop cross sun-baking in the late afternoon

Hiking Mariza, Bahia, Brazil

The sunset featured wavy lines

Hiking Mariza, Bahia, Brazil

A tree’s silhouette in front of the setting sun

For the second hike Fernanda, Mariana and I walked to the same ravine I visited with Marcio and Kamyla in December. This time we didn’t hike as far to minimise night walking.

Hiking Mariza, Bahia, Brazil

A Brahman bull in the paddock neighbouring Marizá Epicentro. The background range contains the hilltop cross of the first hike

Hiking Mariza, Bahia, Brazil

One of my favourite photos; a farmer training oxen to pull a cart by standing on a board

Hiking Mariza, Bahia, Brazil

Young cashew fruit and cashew blossom on a tree near the ravine. Above the nut, the fruit grows larger and when mature has a refreshing peach-like flavour

Hiking Mariza, Bahia, Brazil

A tiny, juvenile snake in the ravine

Hiking Mariza, Bahia, Brazil

A tall, eroded outcrop next to the ravine. Note the outcrop holes used by birds to nest and or roost

Hiking Mariza, Bahia, Brazil

A second, tiny juvenile snake in the ravine

Hiking Mariza, Bahia, Brazil

The sunset silhouette of a cactus leaf displaying its sharp spines