Ortega’s deck

Ortega's deck

The visitors breathed in the sight with awe. Steep cliffs and dense vegetation hemmed the valley and clouds hugged the mountains. The basin was awash with vibrant colour and succulent greenery. 

A table had been laid for them under a thatched gazebo, plates of fresh fruit, cheese, cuts of meat and dark chunky bread piled onto curved bark plates. Pitchers of cool water and fruit cocktail glistened invitingly. 

Sam felt the pressures of the last few days starting to melt away. Maybe, in this magical place, they could find a little respite? 

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