For some reason, I am feeling a little down today. Even a morning run along the beach failed to lift my spirits. The weather's lovely outside, so instead of moping around at home, I gave myself a nature retreat.
In my quest for solitude, I wound up at the high vantage point of Labrador Park.
From the viewing platform perched atop the rocky sea-cliff, I was treated to a panoramic view of the park and the wide expanse of the sea below.Labrador Park is an oasis of tranquility and natural wonder. I took a leisurely stroll along the boardwalk, built on the edge of the secondary forest, taking in the wondrous view of the cliff side vegetation around me.
Thank goodness for the shade provided by these old trees, some of them are rare, like the monocotyledonous tree, Dracaena maingayi, estimated to be more than 80 years old.
From my shady spot, I spied some ships in the horizon, even a large cruise vessel! Some anglers were lounging around, waiting for a big catch.
For the next 2 hours, I sat there, reading and listening to the sound of waves crashing against the rocky shore.
First I spotted a little insect hiding under the leaf, then another. These may be the little critters making the shrill calls in the forest.
As I walked, butterflies fluttered around me. Some 11 species have been recorded here. Birds, spiders and thousands of insects, like the ants here, all have their functions in keeping the rich forest a self-perpetuating habitat.