On the way out I stopped and photographed a Livistona [Pholidocarpus] palm. We laid in some supplies at Palopo and then went on to Makale, taking lunch at a high point in the mountains. We also stopped to see the market at Rantepao. It was large but not particularly interesting.
At about 3000 ft. elevation Hugo found a very beautiful salmon colored azalia like flower, which I photographed in color and black and white. A very sweet smelling white flower on a tree was the next discovery, somewhat disappointing because Hugo found that all of the large fruits had been partially destroyed by some bat or bird.
We reached Makale at about 5 after going through a heavy rain storm.
I made preparations for developing tomorrow but found that the water was extremely hard, which was to be expected in a limestone country. It rained, however, in the evening and I collected enough rain water to mix up some developer.
Hugo just told me he had collected 65 specimens, from all of which he had obtained seeds, since leaving the boat.