|Not just an ordinary weekend, 14-9-08|
|When I meet people here in Malaysia, they often ask: How do your spend your days?|
Then I explain that I am retired and that I am enjoying life.
That I love outdoor activities and never have a boring day. Hm... ok, almost never..:-)
Of course, being a senior citizen, my energy is limited, and after an active day I like to take some rest.
But there are exceptions, like this weekend.
It started in a relaxed way on the Friday evening, when I had a meeting with my friend Ash and Willie, a guy from Sarawak. We have been discussing a plan to visit the Julan falls in the interior of Sarawak. This has been a dream of me for quite a few years. Hopefully we can realise this trip to the most spectacular waterfall of Malaysia next year!
Saturday I revisited Batangsi. Batangsi, you may ask? Yes, that is another story. Click here for details.
A group of waterfall fans had visited the location and a local had told them about a larger waterfall, which could be reached by a three-hour river trek.
They invited me to join them for a recce, and of course I could not resist the temptation..:-)
So, Saturday morning, at the ungodly hour of 5:45 am they picked me up.
After a hearty breakfast, we started the trek at 9 am.
It was a tough expedition, a succession of rapids and cascades, and steep river banks. Big fun, but very slow going.
When we did not find any real waterfall after more than three hours trekking, we gave up. Maybe we must try another time, with a local guide.
Back home at 7 pm, dead tired...:-)
For the Sunday I had planned a trip with my friends Rani and Richard to the Lepok fall in Ulu Langat. A long trek again, so I started with mixed feelings. It was a pleasant surprise to find that I was fit enough to enjoy the trip!
We had a guest, Eric, and he did very well too.
To celebrate the successful adventure, he invited us for beer in the Royal Selangor Club. We were shy at first, because of our sporty outfit, but that was no problem at all.
A nice ending of an extraordinary weekend!
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