During our previous visit to Hofi Mango we started the trail to the top of the Seru Warawara but decided after a short while to save this trip for another time. That time came on Thursday January 29, 2015. Once again we had permission from Alex and Lia Ooms to park our cars inside the hofi. The group was small this time, Eddy, Carel, François and I and one guest, Chris Winkel.
Alex showed us the way to the first top of the Seru Warawara; for us 'a walk in the park' because there was a path to this top. So we didn't have to crawl under or cut our way through the vegetation.
Soon we crossed a first dry-stone wall; The Werbata map showed a green line at this location which most of the time indicates a fence or other boundary between areas, but sometimes also a dry-stone wall.
At the first top (71.8 meters high) we took a first break. I started looking for a Kadaster measuring point in the vegetation. And indeed there was a Kadaster measuring point at this top, but I could only find remnants, broken off pieces. Nowhere I could find the place where the measuring point was originally placed; no traces of the foundation.
After the break, Alex left us and we continued in the direction of the second top. Again we crossed several dry-stone walls before we reached the top. At this top we took a second break. Carel brought a coconut with him which he opened and cleaned for us. It was a bit much coconut for the five of us. Chewing coconut is a tiresome experience.
At this top, which is a little bit higher than the previous one, I couldn't find a Kadaster measuring point.
We continued our hike through a roi. After a while we reached an open area; we decided to cross that and go more or less directly to the road. Close to the road we found a large and deep well with close to it a large engine, apparently used to pump up the water.
After reaching the road we went to the snack on the other side of the road and took a drink there. Then we walked via the asphalt road back to the gate of Hofi Mango.
- The track starting at the resored sugar mill over the Seru Warawara The track starting at the resored sugar mill over the Seru Warawara
- View from a subtop towards the Christoffel mountain View from a subtop towards the Christoffel mountain
- There is a lot to explain There is a lot to explain
- The first dry-stone wall; on the Werbata map a green wall The first dry-stone wall; on the Werbata map a green wall
- Another view on the Christoffel mountain Another view on the Christoffel mountain
- Nice flowers along our trail Nice flowers along our trail
- Flowers of the Watapana shimaron Flowers of the Watapana shimaron
- Yerba di pataka Yerba di pataka
- Indigo on the first top of the Seru Warawara Indigo on the first top of the Seru Warawara
- Remnants of a Kadaster measuring point Remnants of a Kadaster measuring point
- Yerba di glas Yerba di glas
- Lòki-lòki showing signs of drought Lòki-lòki showing signs of drought
- Another dry-stone wall Another dry-stone wall
- This Iguana was lying completely still even when I approached him closely This Iguana was lying completely still even when I approached him closely
- Orkidia (Lady of the night) - orchid Orkidia (Lady of the night) - orchid
- Fungi on the trunk of a tree Fungi on the trunk of a tree
- Layered rocks Layered rocks
- Flower of the Orkidia (Lady of the night) Flower of the Orkidia (Lady of the night)
- Carel is preparing a coconut for us Carel is preparing a coconut for us
- At the second top of the Seru Warawara At the second top of the Seru Warawara
- This is where the name of the Karpata is coming from This is where the name of the Karpata is coming from
- Strange object in the dam Strange object in the dam
- Large and deep well Large and deep well
- with a pump engine with a pump engine
- There is water at the bottom of the well There is water at the bottom of the well
- Chris is studying the pump engine Chris is studying the pump engine
- Apparently from 1955 Apparently from 1955