Trying to upload photos and videos... should have brought the manual with me :)
We had another nice morning at the beach, and then we jumped on the motor bike to ride up Gunung Raya= Raya Mountain, it was a bit like 17k's of two elephants trying to ride a lawn mower, but the little bike made it in the end- to find nothing at the top, nothing not even a road side stall, and this is Malaysia! and the top was covered in cloud so we didnt even get a good view, our ride down, I put the bike in Neutral and we rolled down like a bicycle, which was fun and also meant we could hear the monkeys in the trees which we had missed on the way up, but at least we didn't have to pedal up the mountain!!
Then we went to the fruit farm, where we saw papaya, pomelo, banana, passion fruit, pineapple, guava, and starfruit growing, they picked them fresh from the plants, cut them and we ate them, talk about fresh! Did you know it takes one year to grow a pineapple, and then once you take the fruit the plant is useless and then have to plant a new pineapple plant? Ayanda really enjoyed Starfruit and they gave him a bag of them to take.
Today we also tried: Buffalo Milk icecream, which was really tasty, but I couldn't think about Buffalo's while eating it!
After that we went to a waterfall, where some kids were swimming and sliding down the rocks, Ayanda jumped in in his shorts and tried sliding, but hit a rock, and we decided it was probably a skill that needed practise - and bandaids
We went back to the beach, swam and watched the sun go down into the ocean- yes we are on the West Coast, so not something an East Coaster often sees. Back to our cabin, very close to the beach, actually on it, and a wash consisting of filling buckets with water and tipping them over our heads. Tomorrow we are moving to Five Star Luxury for two nights, but I do love my cabin on the beach!
Funny SMS I got today, We have good friends who live in a village near Butterworth. Last time we visited, they invited us to their village to go to a local wedding, some friends might know the story. The father's name is Za'ain, and they now have four kids (three last lime we visited) and he is a school teacher. Anyway they have invited us to go and stay in the village with them, and are really looking forward to us coming. Anyway...... the funny SMS was like this "Hi Rachel I am in the jungle, hunting, and will call you tonight" I actually have so many questions, and when I find out how and why and what I will let you all know. I am expecting a very traditional Malay village experience.
which is what we are here for.....and beaches :)