We all are loving this island visit. Is been nearly a week we’ve spent on this island and there is so much to explore! With our marina fee (which was so cheap) we’ve had the run of the resort (pool,hottub,movie theatre,cafe,pingpong,bowling,wireless…….. etc and lots of new boating frineds)
We have Contessa fueled, lots of fresh water, engine is working well! and we are ready to head out this morning. For the next leg of our Journey.
Here are some pictures I found on the internet from where we are, Sabah Borneo. As we sailed in and saw this land, I could not believe how tall this mountain looked. I kept looking at it with binoculars because I thought my eyes were fooling me. I was sure it was going to turn out that the clouds looked like a mountain. But as we got closer, it was more and more apparent that it was a huge Mountain! It is grand looking! If we had more time ot spend we would all LOVE to climb it!
“It is cherished and raved about as the highest peak in South East Asia, which towers 4,101 m (13,455 ft) above a tangle of mountains. Not surprisingly, one visitor who saw the spectacle in 1990, exclaimed tauntingly: ” If you haven’t seen Mt. Kinabalu, you haven’t seen South East Asia.” The imposing, snow-free and bald top granite massif rouses man’s instinctive yearning to get to the top and experience the feeling of being in the top of the world.”
Here is a Probosis monkey, otherwise know as the Dutch man (red face,beer belly and big nose :-)!)
New Subspecies of Elephants Discovered in Borneo Sabah Wildlife Department and WWF’s tests indicates
Pygmy Elephants to be new subspecies
“For a start, they are relatively tame and mild-tempered when compared to other Asian elephants. Borneo’s elephants are also smaller in size,” he said. The distinguishing differences coupled with the origin debate instigated experts to find out if Borneo’s elephants were a genetically distinct subspecies.”