Our Kinabatangan River Adventure
25.02.2012 - 28.02.2012 27 °C
Hello! After our awesome time at Scuba Junkie, we decided to spend a few days in the jungly rainforest on the Kinabatangan River. We saw some seriously cool stuff. We did have to get up at 5:30 every morning though, to go on the river cruise. But… It was all worth it, because we saw tons of Proboscis monkeys (the ones with the really big noses), Macaque monkeys (the annoying ones that stole my pineapple), and an orangutan with it's adorable little wee baby (yes, it really is spelled that way. In Malay, it means "wild man". orang probably means wild, and utan I think means man. Interesting stuff…) We also saw some beautiful birds; king fishers, oriental hornbills, rhino hornbills, and oriental darters. The last cool things we saw, were the pigmy elephants. This encounter, was a scary one, because while we were in our boat, our guide actually pulled us up on shore, right in front of the big elephants (pigmy, yes, but still ginormica). It was scary, because we were always within 10m of them, at times, 5. Also, there were lot's of babies that the ellies might decide to defend at certain times, and say if it attacked, and we were all lucky and none of us died and only the boat was damaged, we would then just have lived to be eaten by the crocodiles that inhabit the river. Yay. I can honestly say, sitting at the very front of the boat may have made the experience a little scarier, but…. THEY ARE SO BIG!!! To sum it up, one did trample our boat, and our family were the only survivors. Just kidding… haha, so everyone did survive, and the only thing that changed was that I didn't take part in anymore jungle actvities (hikes, cruises). Luckily, I had Mac to hang out with because he never did any of them anyways (except the elephant cruise) because "his ear hurt too much". :D well… it probably did, but… SITTING IN A BOAT ISN'T THAT MUCH MORE STRESSFUL THAN SITTING IN THE ROOM! Haha poo-ey Mac… but anyways, here's the pics from the Nature Lodge.
Your daily plan: (mind you, you don't see elephants or orangutans regularly, but everything else is your everyday stuff...)
Up 5:30am. River cruise. See: sunrise, proboscis', macaques, monitor lizards, king fishers, elephants.
7:00am Eat eggs.
9:00am Jungle hike, get leaches, see: trees.
12:00am Eat nasty grub.
4:00pm River cruise. Probable rain. See: nothing. Nobody likes rain.
7:30pm Finally supper! Eat nasty grub.
9:00pm Jungle hike. Too. Tired... Others saw: sleeping birds.`
Haha... Thanks for reading! xoxomeg