Farne and Iain sit in the peaceful gardens of the Hacienda in Tarma before they set off on the next stage of their journey. Arthur, as a botanist, had enjoyed the climate and plants here while resting for a couple of days, and felt at home here.
They meditate on their upcoming stay with the Asheninka tribes and how they will be received.
Iain thinks about the storytelling tradition of his Welsh background, and his family stories. His father’s experience of being a doctor in Wales, being part of a mining community and how as a child he used to play on the slag heaps in Maesteg, in a post-industrial landscape.
They wonder where Arthur’s family was in his accounts of his travels, what family stories are remembered, and which ones are missing.