While I did not know what to expect when I began the trek through Cueva Ventana, the terrain had not changed drastically, so to be fixed this high off the ground was an unforeseen treat! La cueva overlooked a fertile valley with a murky, meandering river & a sole road traversing the countryside. The bats continued their morning chatter as I neared the edge, and I felt the freaky surge of vertigo from the sheer height. I was too frightened to stick my head over the edge, but had no problems letting my camera protrude. In doing so, I also noticed that the river in the distance flowed surreptitiously beneath.
Completely content, I unpacked the fruit I bought yesterday in Utuado & ate desayuno on a makeshift chair of rock. I positioned myself with my feet hanging off the precipice and relaxed while bats freely zoomed in and out of la cueva. Was I sweaty from basking in the sun – or from the mild panic attack?