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... the jungle and the only way how to get there is by boat, whereas there is no public transportation and the lodges must always arrange a private boat that picks up their potential guests. We even tried to quote with a few agencies and lodges but we found their packages way too expensive. Barefoot Sukau Lodge charged us RM 212 per person the following:
- 1 night basic accommodation (twin room)
- Dinner and breakfast
- 2 river cruises
... around the ages of Bethany, Luke and Jake. We recognize it is impossible to keep children quiet and the walls are gyprock and not too well soundproofed so Sam went down and asked for another room and we moved ourselves a few rooms away on the same floor. Within 30 minutes we were settled in and too late for a nap for Sam, but I was exhausted still so slept again for another 30 minutes and then joined Sam for pre dinner drinks. We decided to try Ocean King restaurant, a short ...
Our boat turned for home on the broad, majestic Kinabatangan river, evening and rain were starting to fall. Forewarned, forearmed, we had the kids already in their rainproofs, so we stashed away the camera and struggled into our own ponchos as the bruised, oedematous clouds unleashed their ballast. The open dinghy with a motor offered the 12 or so tourists and one guide/driver no protection from the rain that was hitting us like needles, and we hunkered down for the ...
... lower down and decided to see what if anything the myriad of trails below had to offer.
This is where we really started to enjoy the place. The trails were really quiet. To be fair the whole centre was. There was only a handful of cars parked outside and we had passed the noisy people so it felt as if we had the rest to ourselves. Sitting still and just waiting pays dividends in these places and we saw a whole host of birds flitting about. I couldn't name any ...
... br> At around 3:30/4pm we headed over to the cafe for a cup of tea and some French toast. As the cafe was empty we took advantage of the table with the best view and sat watching the large pond for sometime.
For some reason doing nothing but relaxing is exhausting ... So we headed back to our room for some cool air and a nap.
After the rest we headed back to the cafe for dinner and a beer. We had ...