Nice to be back in the forest again

Today I had some explorations of streams to do, and I enjoyed that nice familiar feeling. The week is a mad rush so this was therapeutic – pushing through vegetation (I avoid parang use), wrestling around or through a tree fall to get to waterlines and drenched from the stream and perspiration in the humid forest. It started out as a detached observation, what with my less than fit condition nowadays but I just had to sink my feet into it.

Thankfully the hiking was relatively mild although I huffed and puffed. I was thankful for the briskwalks I had made last year. Extra clothes in the office came in useful again. I’ve run out of supplies after a few similar adventures of this sort, so I’d better replenish the cupboard.

Yesterday, Lekowala did bird watching with his students and was ecstatic when I called him in the morning. We obviously miss simple delights!


After trudging through some really dry forest patches the past few days, and not seeing the threat of rain materialise for several days, its is really nice to hear the rain come down strongly now.

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Image from NEA.

Now only if those south-westerly clouds will carry on moving slightly north and east. The 2am-5am NEA Nowcast seems to think so:

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