The end of this current cactus trip of Minas Gerais, or rather of the drainage area of the Rio Jequitinhonha in Minas Gerais ends on Friday. The good news is that we then fly from Belo Horizonte to Salvador in Bahia for a four week tour of that state and more cactus stories.
Not sure of Internet facilities for the next few days. The plan for the week is:
Monday: Drive to Itamarandiba and renew our hunt for Uebelmannia gummifera and its ssp. meninensis and may be U. buiningii.
Tuesday: Another night in Itabirandiba
Wednesday: Drive to Diamantina. A bit more sightseeing. We’ll have internet facilities there, so shoud be able to send out an update from here.
Thursday: Drive to Lagao Santa, near the airport. Get the car cleaned inside and out (Andres never got this in Chile from us!)
Friday: Early morning car check in and flight to Salvador where we look forward to meeting up with Marlon.