I know that I mentioned that I was going to write about our adventures in Borneo, but I am having difficulty in trying to describe the 10 days we spent in that amazing place. During that time I scaled the highest peak in South East Asia - Mount Kinabalu at 4,089m - spent a night at Palu Selingan where we watched a female turtle come ashore to lay her eggs and then onto the Kinabatangan River where we saw Orang Utan’s and Proboscis monkeys in the wild. An experience that I can only compare to “going on safari in Africa”. I wasn’t even disappointed by the fact that we didn’t see any elephant while we were at the Kinabatangan River (they‘re tiny - not quite as tall as me in the pictures that I‘ve seen). Despite the close proximity of Sipidan Island, which is considered one of the world’s top 5 dive sites, we didn’t manage to get there - there was so much else to do and see that we decided to leave it for another trip.
14 February 2009
Hello and welcome to the first of which will be many postings giving my measure of things. This is the first time that I am doing something like this, so your comments and feedback are appreciated. I am also new to posting on the internet and HTML and all these mod cons (yes, I am old enough to be able to use this as an excuse), so expect some bugs as I try out new things… But most of all I hope you enjoy your visit and come back again. It is my intention to do 1 post a week, and feel free to drop me a note if you’re tired of waiting for the next instalment. I’ll take all the encouragement I can get.
To start this off, I have decided to share one of my paintings.