Torrent Duck female (There were also a male and three young nearby.)A Bird's Nest-type fern. Perhaps an Asplenium species. (Update: it's a Nephidium, see Brad's comment below -thanks Brad!)These liverworts on a most rock had these cute little parachute-like fruiting structures.We watched hummingbirds at feeders in a well-planted hotel garden (seven species dominated by Chestnut-breasted Coronet), and this strange plant caught my eye. It reminded me of a Phyllanthus from Jamaica, but I'm not certain that's what it is.We had 50 minutes to do some shopping in town before boarding the train for Cusco, and I did my friend Beth a favor by getting her one of the orange rugs made from Alpaca and Llama, and dyed with natural colors. I wasn't sure what she wanted, so as soon as Gary cut everyone free, I rushed to the market, took some pictures, went back to the hotel, uploaded them to my computer and e-mailed the photos to Beth. Then I called her with Skype, told her to check her e-mail, and got her OK for this $50 handmade rug. I think she'll be happy.We then took the 3 1/2 hour train ride to the station of Poroy, a few miles short of Cusco.Some clever marketing hack came up with the idea of selling the tourists on the train high-end Alpaca garments. And they have the attendants stroll down the aisles like a fashion runway. Some sort of fashionable pop mix was playing, and the passengers would applaud each time they strolled by. The sweater worn by the guy was about $165.
Tomorrow we have breakfast at 4:30 and then head over the last crest of the Andes to begin making our way down the wet slope on the Manu Road. Almost certainly no Internet tomorrow.