It rained a lot last night, and us very misty. We started the day with a trek up Teresek hill at 9am. Before we set off, Rusli suggested that I put my pants inside my socks otherwise the leeches would find it very easy to get access to my legs... he didn't have to tell me twice! We saw lots more insects and birds as we went up including a woodpecker , a millipede, giant ants and sweat bees. It was very misty at the top of the hill so there wasn't much visibility. On the way down the hill we went across the canopy walkway, this is a rope bridge 40 - 50m above the ground.
Back across the river for food at the floating restaurant and then to the room for a short snooze before we set off for the second half of our day.
At 3pm, Rusli's son Asli takes us up the river for Rapid Shooting .. this involves getting wet! The long boat takes us through some rapids as we make our way to a tribal village.. The Orang Asli settlement. They demonstrate how they make a fire with bamboo and leaves, how they make arrows out of palm and cork and they demonstrate how to shoot a target using the blowpipe. This is what the use for hunting. We got to try it out and it looks like I will be getting the dinner for me and Mark this evening!
We get a couple of blowpipes and some arrows to take home. We had to vacate a family of small cockroaches from the arrow container first I'm not sure if Australian customs would appreciate that type of malaysian wildlife on the plane!
Going back down the river to our resort we stop off for a swim at a place along the river bank that has a swing. The boys seemed to enjoy it a little too much! You could easily spend the day there.
Home to the resort for food then bed early tonight as I have some sleep to catch up on! Hope the frogs aren't as loud tonight.