Any Orang Utans out there?
Trip Start Apr 28, 2012
20Trip End May 17, 2012
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The rest of the day was pretty full-on with a fantastic lunch at the English Tea House restaurant in Sandakan just before jumping onto a 3 hour boat ride up the Kinabatangan River.
Liz visited the Agnes Keith House adjacent to the Tea House. It was lovely to see some of the rooms and places she mentions in her book.
It was a joy to arrive at this Sukua Rainforest Lodge by boat.
We were welcomed wih a cold towel and a refreshing drink before settling into our room. A quick unpack and this time we were out in a long boat for a trip up the Kinabatangan River to see the wild life. We saw a great variety of birds (this is the place for twitchers) 3 out of the 8 Hornbills species, Proboscis Monkeys, Kingfisher.Back to the resort for dinner and their rule is "no sarong no dinner"....yes we did eat. I thought we looked quite cute!
We met a lovely Canadian, Leslie, who has been travelling throughout South East Asia alone for the past 4 months. She decided she wanted to do a boardwalk at night and invited us along.
With torches in hand we head off. It is very different going into the jungle after dark. We encountered a Praying Mantis, Bats and something with eyes. It was nice to get back to our room.