Friday, February 14, 2014

To Mulu and the Borneo cave mec

It was an early rise at Wod Ji Lodge for me, pack and meet the girls for our flight to Mulu National Park in the Bornean High country, all aboard in our taxi and we’re off ( Mags has the back pack from hell 23kg almost taller then her ).

We’re all staying at differant places , so i check into the Nat Park 22person dorm with fear, but its all good small rooms all joining, unpack and then head down to the girls home stay to catch up and work out whos doing what caving and treking…

And Nick joins the group, another fair dinkum Aussie even though he’s a vegan ;) , a new friend made. We decide a walk to the little waterfall is in need as we all want to get wet and cool down in the tropical rain forest. 15mins walk and we arive at a beautif little waterfall and all dive straight in…. yeah this is living.

We all meet up for dinner at Nick, Denise and MAgs homestay, a wicked veggie rice with jungle greens and a cold tiger beer (well a few) and then home to bed for another early rise.

Out of bed early and meet Nick for our all day garden of Eden trek through deer cave, the 2nd biggest cave in the world and an Attinbough location…. stoked as… 6 of us and our guide set of for Deer Cave through the rain forest, all amped and awaiting the highlight of Mulu Nat Park. The enterance of the cave was jaw dropping, palm trees 100ft high and being dwalfed by the cave roof, and in we went, to the den of 5 million bats…

All a grin with excitement, head lamps on, eyes following the light every where… AND THEN IT HITS YOU… the Amonia gas… OMG! As we walk through the cave following our guide my thought pattern is ‘David Attenbourgh was her… wow look at that…. OMG I’m going to be sick… David Attenbourgh was here’ you get the picture.

As the cave continued on the air freshened up and so did the sightsbats clinging to the celing in black clous, cilindrical water falls, a cave that supposably you can fly a jumbo jet through and then the garden of eden, the exit of the cave a lust green view of tropical majisty.

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