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... off on the boat, TG1 & 2 along with Cairo my actual tour guide. It's confusing right?! Not sure why I needed 3 of them but I think it was a kind of chaperoning :-)
So I was super lucky - my first sighting was an orangutang high up in the tree right on the river bank. He was having a glorious time munching steadily through handfuls of leaves, feeding himself up before sleeping in the nest we could see he'd made for himself in the lower canopies.
Down to ...
... so was gone in a matter of seconds. We also saw a Crown of Thorns starfish, about 14 in or so in diameter and very chunky. We did a safety stop for 3mins at 5m on each of the dives. I had a lot of trouble staying put at this depth, so Nick got me to hold onto a marker buoy, which helped a little. After surfacing onto the lovely calm sea, we just tread water, and enjoy the idyllic tropical scenery, until the boat skipper comes over to pick us up. What a great ...
... dinner, an evening boat ride was planned so I roused myself from my jetlag coma, got my life jacket on and got into the boat. There was a decent amount of early evening monkey activity to see including fine views of proboscis monkeys, showing off their large noses. We saw monkeys playing by the riverbank, grooming each other and getting up to general monkey business. We also got to see a little monkey mating, always a good way of embarrassing your ...
... was clear. I bee-lined it back to the sugar scoop and popped out of the water as quick as I could; greatly relieved again to have been spared a most horrific fate in the jaws of a hungry crocodile.
We were invited to a rainforest lodge for dinner, but this turned out to be more of a sales pitch than anything and we got out of there as quick as we could – heading back to the boat to don our mosquito repellant and pour some wine. We sat on the trampoline chatting and ...
... and terrifying.
We were hoping to go to the National Park which sits at the base of Mount Kinabalu, but most of this was closed following the earthquake the week before (thanks to some naked Westerners, apparently). So on our last day, we productively sat in and ate ****** food and watched films, which is really a pretty boring end, but a whole loaf tin of chocolate muffin means I'm totally okay with that.