Fortunately we were able to book some accommodation in Bako and to our benefit the tide was low, so it didn't really matter that our last minute organisation had got us to the boats so late. As it turned out everyone went when we did.
As soon as we landed there were Proboscis monkeys hanging out in trees on the beach edge.
We registered with the HQ then had some lunch at the 'canteen' and started our walk to Kecil beach.
It started with still air, steep root-ridden uphill climbs (a proboscis monkey) and thick jungle. At the top it opened out and cooled off with a breeze. We wound through forest; buzzing with frog and insect noise; until we reached the beach where our new-found friends Mark and Liz were already having a swim.
After a swim of our own we started back with grand plans to take a side trip on the way. The rain changed that. It came bucketing down.
We prepped for soaked clothes, accepted our fate and pushed on -noting that a direct trip home was now the primary plan.
Back at camp, soaked but happy, we downed a few Tsing Taos before dinner and I left Romaine behind to go on a night walk.
As well as frogs, spiders and glowing mushrooms we spotted a number of Vipers and a flying lemur!