Wheeeeee! Finally have the time to sit down and blog. Can’t believe I was in the car for 70% of my entire day today. Delivering CDs of event photos to a few clients and so on. Oh and it doesn’t help that I got lost in Cheras! Argh.
FML cases aside, Imma share with you my 2nd day of my travel escapade to Sabah!
1st day – [here]
Before I continue, I would like to acknowledge my sponsors Mayflower Holidays and Discovery Travel River Lodge. Without them, I wouldn’t have been thrown out to venture the unknown and this trip wouldn’t be made possible!
The day began with my waking up early in the morning – I’m so not a morning person!
My guest and good friend Jacque and I quickly got up and headed towards the main lobby of the lodge to have our breakfast. Yummy! It was prepared ala American breakfast set.
We set out for our morning river cruise, to spot the early birds and other wildlife on the speedboat again with our lifeguard Gary Solacito. This time round, we took the Teneggang Creek detour
And managed to see a Great Egret and the Oriental Pied Hornbill! They were flying really swiftly and looked really regal perched up high above. Sorry, it was incredibly faaaaaarrrr and impossible to catch them in a solitary position so this is (unfortunately) the only picture of the latter yeah.
Anyway, we kept seeing so many birds and some of them were really huge! Whoa I wonder what they feed on in the wild. Hmm… that’s not all. Here’s some really beautiful flower buds and full-bloomed flowers :
The cruise along Teneggang Creek took some time and we finally arrived at another detour to the Ox-Bow Lake. Check out the “entrance” to it!
As we kept going deeper and deeper into the depths of the lake, we stopped by something that really is a wonder in the wild. It’s really pretty, no? The lake was almost crystal clear and freezing cold! Yeah I dipped my finger inside for the fun of it 🙂
We continued cruising the creek and lake for more flora and fauna. Hmm truthfully, I never regretted setting off so early in the morning. Should we have not, we wouldn’t have managed to see certain animals which are only active in the morning as well as the fresh morning dew on the lush greeneries.
Such beauty should be shared! 🙂
ontinued the cruise, Gary Solacito suggested that we go jungle trekking in the mangrove. I was initially very interested but alas, he mentioned that our shoes weren’t suitable to withstand the insanely thick mud and if we did go ahead, we would have to leave Sabah with one pair of shoes less.
SACRIFICE MY PAIR
To make up for it, Gary and our speedboat captain then stopped by the river bank and dropped us off at a slightly-less-muddy ground to check out some insects and other creepy-crawlies.
Yes, creepy-crawlie Exhibit A.
God knows how hard I had to hold a straight face
It was literally inching its way all over my arm!
Dammit hahaha 🙂
Teenaged boys catching fish for a living
Man you should see their well sculpted bodies at such a young age!
Totally beats our overweight Michellin young kids here in the city
Ahhhh home as last! When our speedboat arrived at the makeshift jetty to our lodge, we jumped off, thanked Gary & the captain and made a dash to our rooms for a much needed rest – and more sun block lotion!
Doesn’t our cabin look really cosy here?
It is just as comfy inside too 🙂
So I took more pichas for you! Wheeee
This is the lovely view from our cabin balcony
Simple yet mad-tasty!
Technically, if you’re hungry EVERYTHING tastes amazing.
Human are psychotic like that 🙂
Don’t ask me why I named them so, because if I named them Mickey and Minnie you would ask the same thing 😛
Meet MY PETS for the day!
Now, it’s quite obvious why I’d get a black cat tattoo-ed on my shoulder blade ey?
I adore cats. And even that is an understatement.
I bet right now mom will already be puking her gall out
She hates cates LOL
One day mom, just one day
Imma have 9 cats and you’re still gonna have to live with me!
I know you love meeeee. Kakakaka
I WAS CHASED BY A CHILD
I TAUGHT THEM THIS!
WOOTS ROCK ON KIDDOS m/
But it was a long endurance mountain bike ride as certain parts of the roads have a very steep inclination so lets work out those thigh muscles yo! We rode past farms, plantations, deers (yes I swear I spotted one walking aimlessly by the roadside), cemeteries, wooden houses, brick houses, construction sites, schools and eventually pulled over by the river.
Hand crafted toys are such fun too!
In your face, Toys R’ Us
This was the last picha taken before I slipped right into the river!
Arghh I was muddy all the way home 🙁
Yes, the picturesque scene of the evening
No pichas of the dude! 😛
friends and I got to know that they were on a 3 week trip around Malaysia. Pretty cool 🙂 Makes me think of my bff there in UK! Miss her much.