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... by lunch in the dining room where we met an 81 year old Chinese/American lady who lives in Hong Kong, travelling alone to Sydney. She has led a very interesting life, has travelled everywhere, and was oozing wealth. Each day at noon, the ships bell in the main foyer is rung, and the Captain gives an update on our position. Today we are sailing in the Sulu ...
... it is possible to manoeuvre a boat within 5 foot and shine a bright light on them where they remained motionless sitting on a branch just above the river. Their eyes even look open! Extraordinary. There were also banana and mangrove snakes lying in the tree branches just above our heads looking like massive Cumberland sausages. Mrs C and Mary were snapping away transfixed by these slippery reptiles, until they remembered their fear of hissing Sid's........aaaargh! Gin ...
... safari. We motored into a small tributary river where we saw a couple harems of proboscis monkeys lounging in the trees. These are also interesting primates that are endemic to Borneo. They are the ones with the fun nose details; males have very large, round pendulous noses and the females have pointy, Pinocchio-like features. A harem consists of one dominant male and many females and their offspring. The male offspring leave the group approx 18 mo after birth, or risk ...
... from the heavy drops. We certainly were in the rainforest but it was a good cooling effect in the humid environment. We also saw a viper curled up in the tree next to us, apparently very venimous!
Orang Utan Facts
-Orang utan translated from Malaysian means man of the forest
-Males have 4 times the strength of a human male
-They share 96.4% of human DNA
-There are only 25,000 Bornean Orang utans left in the ...
... to purchase a beer, which turned out to be a one litre sized bottle. After acquiring such a necessity I headed straight for the beach and found a hidden corner where I just sat and watched the world go by, enjoying what little time remained of our journey to The Philippines.
It was a peaceful night where time was lost and became unimportant. What came to pass during this time I cannot say for my mind had wandered into an endless ocean of peace. It was with much ...